Rochelle Hurt is the author of three books of poetry: The J Girls: A Reality Show (IU Press, 2022), which won the Blue Light Books Prize from Indiana Review; In Which I Play the Runaway (Barrow Street, 2016), winner of the Barrow Street Prize, and The Rusted City: A Novel in Poems (White Pine, 2014), selected for the Marie Alexander Series in prose poetry.
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 POETRY, Ninth Letter, Prairie Schooner, and Iowa Review. She's 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 from the University of Cincinnati. She lives in Orlando and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Central Florida.