Rachel Loden

Rachel Loden, winner of the 1997 chapbook contest for The Last Campaign (1998), earned the 1998 Contemporary Poetry Series Competition of the University of Georgia Press for her first book, Hotel Imperium, named one of the ten best poetry books of 2000 by the San Francisco Chronicle Book Review. Her second book, Dick of the Dead (Ahsahta Press, 2009), was a finalist for the PEN USA Literary Award for Poetry and the California Book Award. Her other awards include a fellowship from the California Arts Council and a Pushcart Prize. Two of her poems are also included in editions of The Best American Poetry.