Rosa Lane

Rosa Lane, PhD, MFA, is author of Tiller North, winner of the 2014 Sixteen Rivers Press Poetry Submissions Competition, released April 2016. Lane earned her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. She is a native of a fishing village in coastal Maine and also author of a chapbook, Roots and Reckonings (Granite Press, East).

Lane's poetry has received national recognition including her poem, "Father," which won first place for The 38th New Millennium Awards for Poetry; her poem, "Apogee," first place winner of The Briar Cliff Review 18th Annual Poetry Contest; and her poem, "Deer and Women," second place winner of the New South 2014 Writing Contest and which was also selected by Cornelius Eady as National Runner-up for the Cape Cod Cultural Center's Poetry Competition.

​Lane's work has earned her Honorable Mention for the Patricia Dobler Award, selection as finalist for AROHO's Orlando Poetry Prize, and several Pushcart nominations. Her poems have appeared in The Briar Cliff ReviewCalifornia QuarterlyCrab Orchard ReviewNew Millennium Writings 2015 AnthologyNew South, PloughsharesPoetry NowVerse Daily Anthology, and elsewhere.

In addition to her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College (1982), Lane earned a second Masters (1989) and a PhD (2006) in Architecture and Sustainability from UC Berkeley.  She has taught at Ashland University, Berkeley City College, UC Berkeley, and Southeast University (Nanjing, China). As a poet and architect, Lane divides her time between her home in South Portland, Maine, and the San Francisco Bay Area where she lives with her partner.