Rose Solari is the author of three full-length collections of poetry, The Last Girl, Orpheus in the Park, and Difficult Weather; the one-act play, Looking for Guenevere, in which she also performed; and a novel, A Secret Woman. She has lectured and taught writing workshops at many institutions, including Arizona State University’s Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing; the University of Maryland, College Park; St. John’s College, Annapolis; the Jung Society of Washington; and The Centre for Creative Writing at Oxford University’s Kellogg College.
As an actor, she most recently appeared in staged readings as the title character in two plays by Grace Cavalieri, Anna (about Anna Nichole Smith) and Mary Wollstonecraft: Hyena in Petticoats. In her writing for the stage, she has collaborated, co-directed, and performed with modern dance artists, composers, and musicians.
Her awards include the Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize, and Academy of American Poets’ University Prize, The Columbia Book Award, an EMMA award for excellence in journalism, and multiple grants.
In 2012, she spent two terms as a Visiting Writer with the Centre for Creative Writing, University of Oxford’s Kellogg College, doing research and teaching, and currently serves on the Centre’s Advisory Panel. She is currently at work on a second novel, as well as a critical study of modern British and American poetry.