photo by my son

I’ve lived in New Jersey 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 write different kinds of things like prose poetry, dating/relationship stories, art and culture essays, literary scholarship/analysis, etc. I just wrote a book about dating as a single mother in New Jersey. It’s forthcoming and is called Back Like I Never Left.

I have my hands in a couple other book projects right too, one of which is a cultural analysis of NJ that will include photography. I’m also putting together a collection of prose poetry about family life, the prison industrial complex, and academia.

gmail: rachelwagner908
ig: @rachelwagner_