Meet the Author
Shira Dentz is the author of five full-length books: black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman, 2011), door of thin skins (CavanKerry, 2013), how do i net thee (Salmon Poetry, 2018), the sun a blazing zero (Lavender Ink/Diálogos, 2019), and Sisyphusina (PANK, forthcoming 2020), and two chapbooks: Leaf Weather (Shearsman), and FLOUNDERS (Essay Press). Her poetry, prose, and visual writing have appeared in Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, New American Writing, Brooklyn Rail, and other journals. Her poems have been featured in many venues including in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series (Poets.org), NPR, Poetry Daily and Verse Daily, and interviews with her about her writing have appeared in journals including Ploughshares, The Rumpus, and OmniVerse. She is a recipient of awards including an Academy of American Poets’ Prize and Poetry Society of America’s Lyric Poem Award and Cecil Hemley Memorial Award, Shira’s work has been supported by residencies at MacDowell Arts Colony, Squaw Valley Writers’ Community, Ragdale Foundation, and Vermont Studio Center.She holds an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and a Ph.D. from the University of Utah, and is currently Special Features Editor at Tarpaulin Skyand teaches creative writing at RPI in Upstate New York. More about her writing can be found at shiradentz.com.