about

I’m a writer from New Jersey. I’ve been living out here my whole life. I grew up in Cranford and have been bouncing back and forth between Elizabeth and Newark for a while. I’m currently living in Newark with my son.

I have my hands in a few different projects right now, but basically I write about my life. I write narrative non-fiction pieces, which revolve around things like motherhood, dating, and the prison industrial complex. I have an art and culture column at Brick City Live called “Freeloading.” I do freelance writing for some other magazines too.

I’m also a writing instructor and tutor at Seton Hall University. I did my master’s thesis on sex and the stage in William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. My current scholarly projects include an analysis of Lil Wayne’s jail journal and another on witchy and post-baby bodies in literature.

gmail: rpatricewagner
ig: @rachelwagner_