Stephanie Rauschenbusch started writing poems at age ten after seeing a Japanese
screen in the Freer Gallery in DC. In her twenties, living in NYC and studying English and
Comparative Literature at Columbia, she met Louis Zukofsky and George Oppen and Paul
Blackburn and Robert Kelly. At the time she was married to Louis Rowan, who published
The Friendly Local Press. Her poems from that period include “The Fire Dies”. She went
on to become a painter, and wrote some short stories. In her forties she began writing poems
again, and studied with William Packard at NYU, also taking seminars with Lucie Brock-Broido,
Marie Howe, Josef Brodsky, Richard Howard, and Amy Clampitt.
Her work has been published in Western Humanities Review, The Paris Review( a translation
of a Provencal sestina), FIRE(Oxfordshire), The Paterson Journal, and Poetry in Performance.
Her chapbook was published in Maastricht, Holland in 2000.