Rebecca Coffey

Location Vermont
Occupation writer

Books by Rebecca Coffey
  • by Rebecca Coffey
    Sidran Press, 1998-01.

  • by Rebecca Coffey
    Beck and Branch, 2013.

  • by Rebecca Coffey
    Vook, 2012.

  • by Rebecca Coffey
    She Writes Press, 2014.
  • About Me

    I currently contribute nonfiction to Scientific American and Discover magazines, and I'm a broadcasting commentator for Vermont Public Radio. My short fiction, humor, and essays appear in various literary magazines.

    Why do you write?

    What fuels me -- Living in a small town, going to the post office.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Authors=Lorrie Moore, E. L. Doctorow, Mark Twain, Lewis Lapham, Doris Lessing, David Sedaris, Noah Baumbach, Thomas Jefferson.

    Rebecca Coffey's Wall

    Marcus Speh – Jun 30, 2011

    thanks for reading "under the apple tree". much appreciated. the tin man thanks you, too.

    Meg Pokrass – Jun 30, 2011

    Rebecca thank you so much for your comment about "Elizabeths". I started that story (gulp) 15 years ago not long after discovering Amy Hempel. It was a beginning and kind of a mess. I left it alone (not intentionally) for 15 years and just found it a few weeks ago, it needed a lot of reworking and editing but it is a favorite for this reason. I suppose it was my first flash piece. You are so kind for saying what you did:) xo

    Andrew Stancek – May 02, 2011

    Thanks, Rebecca, for your thoughtful suggestions.

    Gary Percesepe – Apr 22, 2011

    thanks for reading & commenting on april 9--much appreciated!

    Gary Percesepe – Apr 22, 2011

    thanks for reading & commenting on april 9--much appreciated!

    Jim V – Apr 18, 2011

    Thanks for the nice words about my poem, Rebecca.

    Bill Yarrow – Apr 13, 2011

    Thanks, Rebecca, for commenting on "The Truth Will Out." Glad you liked it.

    Christopher Allen – Apr 12, 2011

    Hey, Rebecca. Thank you for commenting on "A Literary Separation". :)

    Jack Swenson – Apr 11, 2011

    Glad you liked "Men Are Beasts," Rebecca. Thanks!

    Carol Reid – Apr 10, 2011

    Hi Rebecca, thanks for making my day with your Parker House Roll! (thanks for the read, too)

    Meg Pokrass – Apr 10, 2011

    thank you for your nice words and for being here. and when can we do that interview? I have not forgotten, have been underwater. How is May?

    Bill Yarrow – Apr 10, 2011

    Thanks, Rebecca, for commenting on "Disappearing Ink." I appreciate it very much.

    David Ackley – Apr 08, 2011

    Thanks for the comment, and more, for turning up again: a pleasant surprise.

    Soon to be deleted – Apr 08, 2011

    Thanks for reading Cashed :)

    M – Apr 08, 2011

    I used to be Quenby, Rebecca. I think maybe we were facebook friends when I was Quenby - ? Your brilliant Dorothy Parker piece made me realize I'm missing you among my friends. I feel I instantly bonded with you over the Parkerhouse rolls.

    Jerry Ratch – Apr 08, 2011

    Thank you, Rebecca! I knew a Marilyn Coffey once in New York, many years ago.

    Meg Pokrass – Sep 17, 2010

    Rebecca - thank you for your extremely kind comment on "Brain Chem"

    Jane Hammons – Aug 02, 2010

    Thanks for reading "The Devil's Inkwell." It is full of sorrow . . .

    Jane Hammons – Apr 09, 2010

    Thanks for your comment on "Sphincter," Rebecca. A little memoryshot!

    Sara – Mar 19, 2010

    Rebecca, Thank you so much for reading -- and commenting -- on my work. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

    Finnegan Flawnt – Mar 17, 2010

    thanks for yer comment, rebecca ... if you can read a story again not knowing this could mean it's forgettable or it has embedded itself in your unconscious. i pick the latter ;-)

    David Ackley – Mar 16, 2010

    Yeah, and without the drunks.

    David Ackley – Mar 15, 2010

    Are we having fun yet? I'm so pleased at all the acclaim your story is reaping....

    Foster Trecost – Mar 14, 2010

    Hi Rebecca, thanks for reading and commenting on Cactus - I'm happy you liked it.

    Gary Percesepe – Mar 13, 2010

    rebecca--just saw your kind comment on "one more thing"--and many thanks. best to you in your work,


    Jane Hammons – Mar 12, 2010

    Thanks for your comment on Party Line. Yes, what a phone conversation to eavesdrop on!

    Meg Pokrass – Mar 10, 2010

    thank you for your kind words about "A Salty Slutty Bird". Greatly appreciated!

    David Ackley – Mar 10, 2010

    I liked the hell out of your story and am so happy you liked mine. Thanks again.

    Finnegan Flawnt – Mar 03, 2010

    hi rebecca, thank you for your kind words on my fungus. no, that didn't come out right. you know what i mean. especially if you wrote about anna freud, i am in deep trouble now. truth is i LOVE anna freud (i love anything freudian) and i must get your book when it comes out. and we have something else in common: i also live on oxygen. the other thing, the love, comes from folks like you. thanks!

    Darryl Price – Feb 21, 2010

    David Sedaris and Lorrie Moore? I want to be on your team!

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