Rebecca Durham

Rebecca Durham is a poet, botanist, and artist. Originally from New England, she now lives in Montana with her daughter and their two cats. She holds a BA in Biology from Colby College and a MS in Botany from Oregon State University. For the last six years she has been researching vascular plants and lichens at the MPG Ranch, a conservation property in western Montana. Rebecca’s writing has appeared in Orion MagazineSuperstition ReviewPilgrimage Magazine, and is forthcoming in the Riverfeet Press Anthology, Meniscus, and Bright Bones: Contemporary Montana Poetry. Her botanical art has been featured at the Montana Natural History Center. She is a MFA candidate in Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry at the University of Montana. You may find more of her work at rebeccadurham.net.

overlap between botany and poetry

Grier Martin interviews
Rebecca Durham


Our poetry editor Grier Martin recently had this exchange with Rebecca Durham, our Issue #30 featured poet. Here’s what she had to say about the connection between botany and poetry, her organic writing process, and her interest in ecopoetics…. Read more

"Dead Autumn Leaves In A Rain Gauge" by William C. Crawford, photo


Find the Foci

By Rebecca Durham

An unclasped lapse

as ascent slips into our axis, to wonder what if

the fourth breath was the fifth?

A sharp breach of shadow…
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