Rachel Marie Patterson (also known as Rachel Patterson Moles) is co-founder and editor of Radar Poetry. She holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her full-length collection, Tall Grass With Violence, is forthcoming from FutureCycle Press in 2022. Her chapbook, If I Am Burning, was published by MSR in 2011.
The recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize, Rachel’s work has been nominated for Best of the Net, Best New Poets, and the Pushcart Prize. Her poems appear in The Greensboro Review, Harpur Palate, Cimarron Review, Smartish Pace, Parcel, The Journal, Thrush Poetry Journal, Nashville Review, Redivider, storySouth, and others. Most recently, she was a finalist for the 2020 Rita Dove Award from the Center for Women Writers.
In the past, Rachel has taught writing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the University of Missouri, and St. Joseph’s University. She currently lives in Ewing Township, NJ, where she works for the State of New Jersey.