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Ari Banias

Author's Bio

Ari Banias grew up in Los Angeles, El Paso, and the suburbs of Chicago. He holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Hunter College, where he was a teaching fellow. His chapbook, What’s Personal is Being Here With All of You (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs), came out in 2012. His poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies, including Gulf Coast, Salt Hill, Cincinnati Review, Aufgabe, FIELD, and Troubling the Line. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, New York Foundation for the Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he a was 2011-12 Writing Fellow. He is the 2012-13 Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lives and works with used books in Brooklyn, NY.

Publications and Prizes

Anthologies:
Troubling The Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (EOAGH Books/Nightboat Books, 2013), Collective Brightness (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011)
Journals:
Arts & Letters, Aufgabe, Cincinnati Review, Columbia Poetry Review, Diagram, Drunken Boat, EOAGH, Field, Gulf Coast, Literary Imagination, Mid-American Review, MiPOesias, Salt Hill Journal, Subtropics, Sycamore Review
Prizes:
Campbell Corner Poetry Prize (2012), Cultural Center of Cape Cod Poetry Prize (2012)

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Listing last updated: March 10, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
G/L/B/T
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Los Angeles, CA
Raised in:
IL

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