I’m proud to announce that Rebecca Valley is the new Poetry Editor for The Drowning Gull!
Rebecca is an avid reader, poet, freelance writer and feminist. She was born and raised in Vermont a few minutes from the Canadian border, but now calls Washington state home. She recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and History from The Evergreen State College, but mostly nerds out over Caribbean and Latin American literature, medieval Catholicism, magical realism and women’s history.
Rebecca has published poems with a variety of literary magazines, including Rattle, M Review, and Gnarled Oak. She is an alumnus of the Prague Summer Program for Writers, and is currently writing a poem a day to raise money for Tupelo Press’s 30/30 Project. She has published history articles with Atlas Obscura and The Amazing Women in History blog, and is about to embark on a blogging and podcasting extravaganza as a volunteer for The Girl Museum.
In her free time, Rebecca loves baking, listening to podcasts, and exploring the Pacific Northwest. She has a soft spot for cats of all shapes and sizes, M&M cookies, and HGTV.
Rebecca is looking for poems that are imaginative, dreamy, and leap from metaphor to metaphor. She loves poems that are vulnerable, intimate, and unexpected, and poems that capture what it’s like to be human.