blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsFall 2017  Vol. 16 No. 2
an online journal of literature and the arts
Raena Shirali

Raena Shirali is the author of the poetry collection, GILT (YesYes Books, 2017). Her work has appeared in Boston Review, Ninth Letter, Tupelo Quarterly, and Crazyhorse. She has received a 2016 Pushcart Prize and the 2014 Gulf Coast Prize in poetry. Shirali was recognized as Bucknell University‚Äôs Philip Roth Resident at the Stadler Center for Poetry and serves as a poetry reader for Muzzle Magazine.  end

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