Yael Shinar was born in California and now resides in Michigan. Her poems have appeared in The Beloit Poetry Journal, Meridian, The Mid-American Review, Third Coast, BOMBlog, The Carolina Quarterly, Poetry Daily, The Drunken Boat, and other publications. Her first manuscript, If God Does Not Sit in the Nostrils of the Starling’s Beak, was a semifinalist for the 2012 Perugia Press Prize and the 2010 Kinereth Gensler Award (Alice James Books). She earned the degree of Master of Divinity at Harvard University in 2010 and is currently working towards an MD at the University of Michigan. She reads and writes in English and in Hebrew and has studied Akkadian, Arabic, Sanskrit, and French.
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