Anna Rabinowitz

Photo by Elena Seiburt
Photo by Elena Seiburt

A National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Anna Rabinowitz has published five volumes of poetry: Words on the Street, Present Tense, The Wanton Sublime: A Florilegium of Whethers and Wonders, Darkling: A Poem, and At the Site of Inside Out.

She has written the librettos for The Wanton Sublime, a monodrama with original music by Tarik O’Regan, and Darkling, a multi-media opera with music by Stefan Weisman. Darkling excerpts have been performed in many venues, and a full-length production ran for three weeks Off-Broadway. A semi-staged concert version traveled to Europe. Darkling’s latest incarnations are a CD from Albany Records, and a bi-lingual German-English translation from Luxbooks, Weisbaden, Germany.

She has published widely in such journals as Atlantic Monthly, Boston Review, The Paris Review, Colorado Review, Southwest Review, Denver Quarterly, Sulfur, LIT, VOLT, and Verse. Her poetry has appeared in the anthologies, The Best American Poetry 1989, edited by Donald Hall, Life on the Line: Selections on Words and Healing, The KGB Bar Reader, The Poets’ Grimm, Poetry Daily, Poetry After 9/11, Blood to Remember, Women Poets on Mentorship, and Aftershocks: The Poetry of Recovery.


National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (2001)
Juniper Prize (1997)


Read the Bookslut interview with Anna Rabinowitz, where she describes the adaptation of her book Darkling for the stage.

Davida Singer of Theater, interviews Anna Rabinowitz about her book Darkling, and how it became an opera.

The literary blog Bookslut interviews Anna Rabinowitz, author of Darkling.

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