Meet the Author
Shira Dentz is the author of four full-length books: black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman), door of thin skins (CavanKerry), how do i net thee (Salmon Poetry), and the sun a blazing zero (Lavender Ink, forthcoming), and two chapbooks: Leaf Weather (Shearsman), and FLOUNDERS (Essay Press). Her writing has appeared widely in journals including Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Brooklyn Rail, and Western Humanities Review, and featured at The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series and NPR. She is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets’ Prize, the Poetry Society of America’s Lyric Poem and Cecil Hemley Memorial Awards, Electronic Poetry Review’s Discovery Award, and Painted Bride Quarterly’s Poetry Prize. She holds an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and LIterature from the University of Utah, and is currently Special Features Editor at Tarpaulin Sky and teaches creative writing at RPI in Upstate New York. More about her writing can be found at shiradentz.com.