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Shira Dentz is the author of five books and two chapbooks, most recently he sun a blazing zero (Lavender Ink 2019). Her writing appears widely in venues including Poetry, American Poetry Review, Iowa Review, 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. More about her writing at

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Lavender Ink Reading