Rochelle Hurt is the author of two books of poetry: In Which I Play the Runaway (2016), winner of the Barrow Street Prize, and The Rusted City: A Novel in Poems (2014), selected for the Marie Alexander Series in prose poetry from White Pine Press.


Her writing has been included in Best New Poets and listed as notable in Best American Essays. She has been the recipient of the Greg Grummer Prize from Phoebe, the Richard Peterson Poetry Prize from Crab Orchard Review, the Ruth Stone Prize from Hunger Mountain, the Rumi Prize from Arts & Letters, and the Poetry International Prize. Her poetry and nonfiction have been published in journals like Ninth Letter, Prairie Schooner, and Black Warrior Review. She's also received fellowships from Vermont Studio Center, the Jentel Artist Residency Program, and Yaddo. She is the founding editor of The Bind

Rochelle holds an MFA from UNC Wilmington and a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Cincinnati. She lives in Orlando and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Central Florida.

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