Award-Winning Poet Shira Dentz to Give Reading

Julia Fishman

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September 20, 2018 — Poet Shira Dentz will read from her work on Wednesday, September 26, 6:00pm, in the Henry Hudson Room in Fontaine Hall at Marist College.

Hosted by Dr. Lea Graham and the Marist English Department, this event is free and open to the public.

A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Dentz holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Utah. She is currently special features editor at Tarpaulin Sky and teaches creative writing at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.

Dentz is the author of five books, black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman), door of thin skins (CavanKerry), how do i net thee (Salmon Poetry), the sun a blazing zero (Lavender Ink/Diáologos, forthcoming 2019), and Sisyphusina (PANK, forthcoming 2020), and two chapbooks, Leaf Weather (Shearsman), and FLOUNDERS (Essay Press). Her poetry, prose, and visual writing have appeared widely in journals including Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, New American Writing, and Western Humanities Review, and featured at The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, National Public Radio Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. 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.

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