Mindy Haskins Rogers’ writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Rumpus, Hippocampus Magazine, Atticus Review, Entropy Magazine, and JMWW Journal. She was a scholarship recipient at Juniper Summer Writing Institute in 2014. Her essay, “My Father’s English: Changing Language, Changing Class,” was among Entropy Magazine’s most popular articles in 2018, and Atticus Review nominated her collage essay, “So the Wasps Won’t Sting,” for Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net Anthology, 2018. In 2019 she was awarded a Straw Dog Writers’ Residency at Patchwork Farm Retreat and received first place in Wellspring House’s 20th Anniversary Residency Contest.
Her memoir-in-progress is a coming-of-age story about the years she lived on the margins, seeking opportunity, adventure, and healing after running away from abusive parents and their working-class home at fifteen.
Mindy earned a BA magna cum laude from Smith College, where she attended as a first-generation student and an Ada Comstock Scholar and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She also holds an AA with honors from Greenfield Community College and a TESOL certificate from the School for International Training.
She lives in Massachusetts, where she is a member of Straw Dog Writers’ Guild and Grub Street Writers. She teaches English Language Learners in public high school.