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.

Morning Glories by Shira Dentz

Fruitpicking at a nearby farm, I saw white flowers among the blueberry bushes and wondered whether they were blueberry flowers, somehow having morphed from the blueberry cluster shapes. A kind of translation. That nature extrapolated grace this way quieted me.   A sticking point was the nonblue of the flowers, […]