Shira Dentz

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Shira Dentz is the author of two books, black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman, 2011), and door of thin skins (CavanKerry Press, 2013), and  two chapbooks, Leaf Weather (Tilt Press; 2nd edition, Shearsman Books, 2012), and Sisyphusina (forthcoming from Red Glass Books). Her books have been favorably reviewed in many venues including American Book Review, Rain Taxi, The Rumpus, OmniVerse, Georgia Review, and Denver Quarterly
 
Her writing has appeared widely in journals including The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, and New American Writing, and featured online at The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, NPR, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. Her awards include 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. A graduate of the Iowa Writers‘ Workshop, she has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Utah, and is currently Drunken Boat‘s Reviews Editor and Lecturer in Creative Writing at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
 
You can find out more about her writing at shiradentz.com