Becca J.R. Lachman

Becca Lachman

Becca J.R. Lachman is a poet, singer-songwriter and educator. In 2015, after a decade of writing and teaching part time at Ohio University, she started a new career with her county’s seven-branch public library system as the communications officer. Lachman is the author of two poetry collections, Other Acreage (Gold Wake Press) and The Apple Speaks (Cascadia Publishing House), and the editor of A Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford (Woodley Press), which celebrates and wrestles with the legacy of Stafford’s life and work. Her writing and teaching have received support from the Ohio Arts Council, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Appalachian Peace and Justice Network. Her work has appeared in Image Journal, Ohio Today, Consequence Magazine, MennoMedia’s Upside Down Living Bible series, Brevity, and So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art. As a musician, Becca has been a Melodious Accord workshop participant under the direction of Alice Parker, a fellow at the Johnny Mercer Power of the American Popular Song festival at Northwestern University, has published choral music with Heritage Press, and has written musicals and musical revues produced in northeast and central Ohio. She is a grateful graduate of Otterbein University (BA), Ohio University (MA) and the Bennington Writing Seminars (MFA). Raised in Kidron, Ohio, she now lives in Athens, Ohio, with her husband, Michael. She is and a member of Columbus Mennonite Church.