Shira Dentz

Shira Dentz is the author of five books and two chapbooks, including FLOUNDERS (Essay Press, 2016), how do i net thee (Salmon Poetry, 2018,) and the sun a blazing zero (Lavender Ink/Diálogos, 2019). Her writing appears widely in venues including Poetry, American Poetry Review, Iowa Review, Brooklyn Rail, Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, and NPR. Her poems have received awards including an Academy of American Poets’ Prize, Poetry Society of America’s Lyric Poem Award, and Poetry Society of America’s Cecil Hemley Memorial Award. A graduate of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, she holds a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Utah, and currently is Special Features Editor at Tarpaulin Sky and lives and teaches in upstate NY.