About the Author:
A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and before earning her Ph.D. in creative writing and literature from the University of Utah, Shira Dentz worked as a graphic artist, typesetter, and Assistant Art Director in NYC, mainly in the music industry. She was Drunken Boat‘s Reviews Editor and curated DB blog’s feature, “What I’m Reading Now…” from 2011-2016, and now curates this feature Tarpaulin Sky where she is currently Special Features Editor. Shira Dentz is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently how do i net thee (Salmon Poetry) and the sun a blazing zero (forthcoming, Lavender Ink/Diálogos). She is also the author of the full-length collections door of thin skins(CavanKerry, 2013) and black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman, 2010), and the chapbooks FLOUNDERS (Essay Press, 2016) and Leaf Weather (Shearsman, 2012). She teaches at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and lives in New York.