photo by my son

I’m a writer from New Jersey, currently living in Newark with my son.

My book Back Like I Never Left is a collection of true stories about dating as a single mother. It’s available here and here and in person if we cross paths.

Next book is called Abandonment Issues and is about life in New Jersey. It includes photography by Rokarazzi.

Two recent publications of mine are “Repeat Visitor,” a prose poem about bringing my son to jail visitation, and “Reading bill bissett,” an essay about poetry and traveling alone.

I’ve also written on dating for money, dating just to eat, policing as violence, and intimate partner violence.

gmail: rachelwagner908
ig: @rachelwagner_