Poetry. THE SUN A BLAZING ZERO tracks the vibrations of a receding world that hasn't yet entirely vanished. Its language-map moves towards intensifying a lyric field to articulate experiences that lack vocabulary, and to ride with/not rebut the noise of information-overload in contemporary psyches. A feminist assemblage, THE SUN A BLAZING ZERO weaves the personal and sociopolitical through shifting shutter speeds.
Shira Dentz is the author of six books, including BLACK SEEDS ON A WHITE DISH (Shearsman, 2010), door of thin skins (CavanKerry Press), a cross-genre memoir, how do i net thee (Salmon Poetry), a National Poetry Series finalist, THE SUN A BLAZING ZERO (Lavender Ink, 2019), and SISYPHUSINA (PANK Books, 2020). She's also the author of two chapbooks, Leaf Weather (Shearsman) and FLOUNDERS (Essay Press). Her poetry, visual writing, and prose appear in many venues including Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, New American Writing, Brooklyn Rail, Lana Turner, Denver Quarterly, The Academy of American Poets' Poem- a-Day Series (Poets.org), and National Public Radio, and interviews with her appear in journals such as Ploughshares, Rain Taxi, and The Rumpus. Shira is a recipient of awards incuding an Academy of American Poets' Prize, Poetry Society of America's Lyric Poem and Cecil Hemley Memorial Awards, Painted Bride Quarterly's Poetry Prize, and Electronic Poetry Review's Discovery Award. Before returning to school to pursue graduate studies, she worked as a graphic artist in the music industry in NYC. A graduate of Iowa Writers' Workshop, she holds a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Utah, and is currently Tarpaulin Sky's Special Features Editor and lives and teaches in upstate New York.Author City: ALBANY, NY USA