Abigail Beckel

Abigail Beckel is a poet and the publisher of Rose Metal Press, an independent, nonprofit publishing house for books in hybrid genres that she co-founded in 2006. Her poems are featured in Delaware Poetry Review, RHINO, Open Letters Monthly, and the Fourth River, among other publications. She lives in Takoma Park, Maryland.


A woman lived in a farmhouse alone, / her husband dead six months now. // She heard the house talking to her— / it sighed and creaked and hummed.