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Shira Dentz is the author of five books including the sun a blazing zero (Lavender Ink, 2019) and SISYPHUSINA (PANK, 2020)—winner of the Eugene Paul Nassar Prize 2021—and two chapbooks. Her writing appears in many venues including Poetry, American Poetry Review, Cincinnati Review, Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, New American Writing, jubilat, Verse Daily, Poetry Daily, Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day Series (, and NPR. She’s a recipient of 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. Currently, she is Special Features Editor at Tarpaulin Sky and lives in upstate New York. More about her can be found at


2019 Events
Lavender Ink Reading