I’m from NJ, always lived out here. I grew up in Cranford and currently live in Newark with my son.

Right now I teach at Seton Hall University and write an art and culture column for Brick City Live. I also write poetry and stories. They revolve around things like motherhood, higher education, the prison industrial system, dating, and reading. My current literary scholarship includes a project on pubic hair in popular culture and another on Lil Wayne’s prison journal as literature.

The best way to reach me is at rpatricewagner@gmail.com.