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Director of Forensics and Assistant Professor of Communication, Media and Theatre, R.R. Pollock teaches public speaking and literary performance at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio.


R.R. Pollock, with her husband/life-partner, Tim co-founded the non-profit, “a folklife community who share God’s love through stories of salt and light,” in order to provide artists with communal performance and retreat opportunities on and off-line. For more info, visit

Juried folklife contests and festivals provide R.R. Pollock a vehicle for professional growth, artistic expression and community. Pollock launched her first one-woman show, Journey to Long Nose at the Capital Fringe Theater Festival in Washington D.C. in 2019. Her short story, Exit Wound, was chosen by Vocal media from thirteen-thousand plus entries for anthologized publication in 2022 by the UK crowd-funded press, unbound. R.R. Pollock’s poetry chapbook, Closing Pandora’s Box: Unlocking the Woman-Hero independently released in 2002 by Topsail Press in Akron, Ohio, Pollock “seals” as folk art, incorporating found items in eco-collage, a metaphor of upcycled hope you hold in your hands.

R.R. Pollock (rachel rebecca pollock)

folk artist, schoolmarm & speech coach, poet, 

pastor’s wife, mom, writer,

fringe performer


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