Rebecca Longenecker

 

POEMS

The taut curving underside of a fattened pig

begs to be cut open

it is October again

under a gunmetal sky

the men bathe the body in warm water

brush the hair away thin and gray

and too much like my father’s

...

GENDERATION

RHUBARB MAGAZINE

I said I wanted a puppy which meant
give me something
to coddle

care for
coo over
which meant
I wanted a baby
you see I gave up being
christian and feel empty

measurements the distance 

...

A DISAPPOINTING BIRTHDAY

WILDERNESS HOUSE LITERARY REVIEW

In a dream I am walking east on 38th Street,

alone, no cars on the road, no one on the sidewalk, no one walking or drinking

indiscreetly, no one asking for money at BP, but there are dogs sleeping in the median.

I step off the sidewalk, cross two lanes to them

... 

PAVLOV'S DOGS

FLYING ISLAND

Becca has always loved projects: from coming up with a concept, to defining the scope of a project, to executing, and reflecting on the project impact. 

 

PROJECTS

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BIO

Rebecca is a born-and-raised Mennonite: the descendant of farmers, missionaries, conscientious objectors, and an unwavering commitment to non-violence. She grew up in Lancaster County Pennsylvania and graduated with a BA in English Language and Literature from Eastern Mennonite University. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington and works as a Marketing Program Manager at Accenture Interactive. 

Her poetry is unabashedly biased toward her worldview, especially in its exploration of societal stories about the earth, womanhood, family, and sexuality. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Havik ,Bridge Literary Journal; Flying Island Literary Journal; Wilderness House Literary Review; Rhubarb Magazine; and The Phoenix Literary Journal.

 
 
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