Rebecca Valley is a poet, essayist, and animal enthusiast. She received a BA from the Evergreen State College and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She currently serves as the founder and editor-in-chief of Drizzle Review and curates writing prompts for Living Room Theatre. She was the 2019 winner of the Academy of American Poets Prize at UMass Amherst, and a finalist for the 2019 Daniel and Merrily Glosband Fellowship and the 2020 Karen Skolfield and Dennis Goeckel Award in Poetry. She was also the inaugural recipient of the Young Writer's Project Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center in Spring 2019.
Before moving back east, Rebecca worked as a middle school librarian on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, and remains fond of fantasy novels and stories about talking animals.
Rebecca's first chapbook, The Bird Eaters, was released by dancing girl press in August of 2017.
She was born and raised in Saint Albans, Vermont.