Rebecca Kokitus is an emerging poet from the
Philadelphia area with published work in various literary journals,
She recently graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania
with a Bachelor's degree in English.
She is the author of three chapbooks: SEASONAL AFFECTED (APEP Publications, February 2019), BLUE BUCOLIC (Thirty West Publishing House, June 2019), and most recently, VELVET OFFERING (APEP Publications, October 2019).
In 2018, Rebecca was nominated for a Pushcart Prize
by Meow Meow Pow Pow Lit for her poem, "oxidize".
In 2019, Rebecca was nominated for Sundress Publications' Best of the Net awards
by Pink Plastic House: A Tiny Journal for her poem "the food I eat in secret",
by Sword & Kettle Press for her poem "cocytus", and by Pussy Magic Coven + Lit Mag for her personal essay "fatestrings."
She was also nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2019 by Blanket Sea for her poem "the spider", and by Peach Velvet Mag for her poem "you still come to my family reunions."
Rebecca is a former contributor/editor for several online literary publications, including
Blue Bucolic is the second chapbook by Rebecca Kokitus. Off the backs of rust belt denizens, this collection details suburban life and aestheticism, femininity, and innocuous childhood memories that transmit their echo into the narrator's adulthood. This manuscript also contains photographs that accompany and accentuate select poems.
"Seasonal Affected is Rebecca Kokitus’ first collection of poetry. The work details the poet’s existential struggle with deliberately repetitive imagery, which sings through the collection like sigils representing each of the four seasons. Monochromatic illustrations by Jeremy Gaulke head each section and mark the transitions from summer, to autumn, to winter, to spring."