Mapping out the human experience.
Rebecca Evans’ writing revolves around living with disability and overcoming trauma. Her narratives weave the raw and unfiltered perspective of a son with disabilities and those few small moments when she has felt a superhero; receiving the Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Southwest Asia Service Medal for her participation in Desert Storm, Desert Shield, and Operation Provide Comfort during the Persian Gulf War. And through her larger moments, pulling her son through thirty-six surgeries and lifting herself out of poverty and self-destruction after fleeing domestic violence.
She served eight years in the United States Air Force and is a decorated Gulf War veteran. She’s hosted and co-produced Our Voice and Idaho Living television shows, advocating personal stories, and now mentors teens in the juvenile system.
Her poems and essays have appeared in The Rumpus, Entropy Literary Magazine, War, Literature & the Arts, Tiferet Journal, The Normal School, Fiction Southeast, Gravel Literary Magazine, Scribes Valley Publishing’s Take a Mind Trip (Anthology), Willow Down Books’ Our World, Your Place (Anthology), and Collateral Journal, among others.
Winner of the 2018 Cunningham short fiction story award, she was also a finalist for December Magazine’s 2018 Curt Johnson Prose Award and has made the short list as semi-finalist for American Short Fiction’s Short Story Contest.
With an MFA in creative nonfiction, Evans is now working on an MFA in poetry at Sierra Nevada College. She is currently editing a collection of essays titled Body Language, and just completed her memoir, Navigation. She has served on the editorial staff of the Sierra Nevada Review and lives in Idaho with her three sons.
Find a quiet place, use a humble pen.Paul Simon