Born to a Mexican mother and Jewish father, Rosebud Ben-Oni is a recipient of the 2014 NYFA Fellowship in Poetry and a 2013 CantoMundo Fellow; her most recent collection of poems, "turn around, BRXGHT XYXS" was selected as Agape Editions' EDITORS' CHOICE, and will be published in 2019.  

She was a Rackham Merit Fellow at the University of Michigan, a Horace Goldsmith Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is a contributor to The Conversant and an Editorial Advisor for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. Her work appears or is forthcoming in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, Tin House, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Arts & Letters, among others.

Recently, her poem "Poet Wrestling with Angels in the Dark" was commissioned by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in NYC. She writes weekly for The Kenyon Review blog, and teaches creative writing at UCLA's Writers' Program. Find her at

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