Rachel A. Dilworth is an American poet who received a commendation in the 2007 National Poetry Competition for her poem Body Sonnets VIII: The Magdalen. Her first manuscript, The Wild Rose Asylum: Poems of the Magdalen Laundries of Ireland, was chosen as the winner of the 2008 Akron Poetry Prize. It was published by the University of Akron Press in 2009. Her poems have appeared in TriQuarterly, AGNI Online, American Literary Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Chautauqua, Southern Indiana Review, Perihelion, CutThroat, Bay Nature, and elsewhere. She has received, among other awards, a Fulbright Fellowship to Ireland for creative writing, Yale’s Clapp Fellowship for poetry, commendation in the UK National Poetry Competition, a Dorothy Poetry Prize, and a Bread Loaf Waiter Scholarship.
2009 Writers Program