Shira Dentz

Shira Dentz (’05): Shira Dentz is the author of three books, black seeds on a white dishdoor of thin skins, and how do i net thee, and two chapbooks, Leaf Weather and FLOUNDERS. Her books have been reviewed in many journals including American Book Review, Rain Taxi, and The Boston Review. Her writing has appeared widely in journals including The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Western Humanities Review, jubilat, and New American Writing, and featured in The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day Series, NPR, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. Her awards include an Academy of American Poets’ Prize, 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 Writ ing at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
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