Rosebud Ben-Oni

Rosebud Ben-Oni

The daughter of a Mexican mother and Jewish father, fiction writer, playwright and poet Rosebud Ben-Oni earned a BA at New York University and a MFA at the University of Michigan. Ben-Oni’s poems examine the layers and gaps of multicultural identity. Recently, her poem "Poet Wrestling with Angels in the Dark" was commissioned by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. She writes weekly for The Kenyon Review blog, and teaches creative writing at UCLA Extension's Writers' Program.

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