Rachel Bunting is a writer rooted in the wilds of Southern New Jersey.
Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, selected for inclusion in Best of the Net and Best of the Web anthologies, and can be found in print and online journals including Boxcar Poetry Review, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Linebreak, The Nervous Breakdown, and [PANK]. Her poetry chapbook, Ripe Again, was released by Finishing Line Press in March 2008, and in December 2009 she created a limited-edition, hand-crafted chapbook of poems, Imprimatur.
Rachel’s essays, which focus on the relationship between the natural world and the self, can be found in Entropy Magazine, Hippocampus Magazine, and Wordgathering: a Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature.
Rachel’s interest in the natural world began with summers at sleepaway camp in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. She can often be found exploring in the pines or working with native wildlife at her local wildlife rehabilitation hospital.