Shira Dentz

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Shira Dentz is the author of three previous books, black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman),door of thin skins(CavanKerry), and how do I net thee(Salmon Poetry), as well as Sisyphusina(PANK, forthcoming), and two chapbooks, Leaf Weather(Shearsman) and FLOUNDERS(Essay Press). Her writing appears widely in venues including Poetry, American Poetry Review,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. Before pursuing graduate studies, she worked as a graphic artist in the music industry. A graduate of the Iowa Writers‘ Workshop, she holds 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 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Shira at the Poetry Foundation

Rob Mclennan’s interview here

Xin Koh Xin Tian’s interview at Ploughshares here

Stacy Kidd’s interview  in The Rumpus here

Nin Andrew’s interview  on CavanKerry Press’ blog here

Statement of Poetics in Poet-of-the-Month feature at here

Pepper Luboff’s interview in OmniVerse here

“Sisyphusina,” Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day

“a woman all about love yesterday,” Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day

“spoke,” Verse Daily

“patriarch sky,” Poetry Daily

“Blue Skies,” NPR

“Scale,” Poetry Foundation, and a broadside of this poem is available at Wells Book Arts Center here