Rebecca Beardsall (MA, Lehigh University; MFA, Western Washington University) works at Western Washington University. Rebecca is the prose editor at Psaltery & Lyre and the nonfiction editor at Minerva Rising Press.
She has more than twenty years’ experience in freelance writing in the United States and abroad. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Thimble, SWIMM, West Texas Review, Two Cities Review, The Schuylkill Valley Journal, Amaranth, Common Ground Review, Poetry NZ, and Rag Queen Periodical. She wrote and co-edited three books, including Philadelphia Reflections: Stories from the Delaware to the Schuylkill.
In addition to working at Western, she also teaches at DeSales University. Rebecca taught at DeSales full-time before moving to Bellingham, and she continues to teach online for them during the summer.
Her research focus is world literature and post-colonial/(post)colonial theory with an emphasis on the South Pacific. Rebecca’s writing focus is creative nonfiction and memoir. Her current non-fiction work explores her hybrid life as a transnational and explores settler colonialism.
She grew up in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, and has lived in various places since 1991, including Scotland, Canada, Montana, and New Zealand. She currently resides in Bellingham, Washington, with her husband.
….and her cat, Myrtle. (This statement needs revision. Myrtle died in January 2020, but she is still an important part of Rebecca’s life).
Rebecca welcomes a new cat and writing partner into her life, Myla.