Born to a Mexican mother and Jewish father, Rosebud Ben-Oni is the winner of 2019 Alice James Award for If This Is the Age We End Discovery, forthcoming in 2021, and the author of turn around, BRXGHT XYXS (Get Fresh Books, 2019). She is a recipient of the 2014 NYFA Fellowship in Poetry and a 2013 CantoMundo Fellow. Her work appears in POETRY, The American Poetry Review, POETS.org, Poetry Society of America (PSA), The Poetry Review (UK), Tin House, Guernica, Black Warrior Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Ecotone, The Missouri Review, The Journal, Hunger Mountain, The Adroit Journal, The Southeast Review, North American Review, Salamander, Poetry Northwest, 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, and published by The Kenyon Review Online. She writes weekly for The Kenyon Review blog. She has an essay forthcoming in Halimah Marcus’s new anthology HORSE GIRLS (Harper Perennial, 2021) alongside Carmen Maria Machado, Adrienne Celt, T Kira Madden, Maggie Shipstead and others.
She is currently editing a special chemistry poetry portfolio for Pleiades, and teaches at The Speakeasy Project and Poets House. She lives in New York City, and is currently finishing a series called The Atomic Sonnets, in honor of the Periodic Table’s 150th Birthday.