Rosa Lane

Rosa Lane, PhD, MFA, AIA, is author of three poetry collections: Chouteau's Chalk, winner of the 2017 Georgia Poetry Prize, published by the University of Georgia Press, 2019; Tiller North (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2016), winner of a 2017 National Indie Excellence Award and 2017 Maine Literary Award for Short Works for a 5-poem excerpt; and a chapbook, Roots and Reckonings (Granite Press, East). Lane earned her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College where she studied with Jean Valentine, Jane Cooper, Grace Paley, and Tom Lux. She is a native of a fishing village in coastal Maine.

Lane's work most recently won first place for the 2018 William Matthews Poetry Prize and was named finalist for the 2018 Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize, 2017 Kay Murphy Poetry Prize, 2017 Joy Harjo Poetry Award, and 2017 Philip Booth Poetry Prize. Lane's poetry has also won first place for The 38th New Millennium Awards for Poetry and first place winner of The Briar Cliff Review 18th Annual Poetry Contest.

Her recent poems are forthcoming or have appeared in the Asheville Poetry Review, Chattahoochee ReviewCrab Orchard Review, Cutthroat, FOLIO, Massachusetts Review, New South, Nimrod, Ploughshares, RHINO Poetry, Salt Hill Journal, Slippery Elm, Sugar House Review, Tishman Review, TYPO Magazine, Verse Daily, and elsewhere.

In addition to her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College (1982), Lane earned a 2nd Masters (1989) and a PhD (2006) in Architecture from UC Berkeley.  She has participated as guest poet at Lesley University and Ashland University MFA Creative Writing Programs, and has taught at Berkeley City College, UC Berkeley, and Southeast University (Nanjing, China). As poet and architect, Lane divides her time between her native home in coastal Maine and the San Francisco Bay Area where she lives with her wife.