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Zara Raab

Author's Bio

A fifth generation Californian, I grew up in rural Mendocino County. (My parents both attended one room schools where the other pupils were mostly their siblings.) Thanks to the highway act of the 1960s, travel to the city became appreciably easier, and I attended Mills College and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and worked as a writer and editor (in Washington, D.C.) for New Republic Books, the National Endowment, and the National Geographic Society. I returned to the West Coast and raised a family, worked in advertising and wrote poems. I also review books on occasion, and give readings at cafes and other venues around the Bay.

Publications and Prizes

Chapbooks:
The Book of Gretel (Finishing Line Press, 2010)
Anthologies:
New California Writing (Heyday Books, 2015), Marin Poetry Center Anthology (Marin Poetry Center Press, 2009), Marin Poetry Center Anthology (Marin Poetry Center Press, 2007), Vintage Voices: A Toast to Life (iUniverse, 2007), White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood (Demeter Press, 2007), Manzanita: Poetry & Prose of the Mother Lode & Sierra (Writers Unlimited, 2006), Marin Poetry Center Anthology (Marin Poetry Center Press, 2005), Tree Magic (SunShine Press Publications, 2005)
Journals:
, Amoskeag, Arts & Letters, Aurorean, Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems, California Quarterly, Carquinez Poetry Review, Common Ground Review, Crab Orchard Review, Dos Passos Review, Eclipse, Edgz, European Judaism, Folly Magazine, Fourteen Hills, Hobble Creek Review, iota, Magnolia: A Florida Journal, Monterey Poetry Review, Nimrod, North Coast Literary Review, Otis Nebula, Permafrost, Poetica Magazine, River Styx, Rosebud, Sin Fronteras, Song of the San Joaquin, sPARKLE & bLINK, Spillway, Spoon River Poetry Review, Stand, StepAway Magazine, The Cafe Review, The Dark Horse, The Evansville Review, The Healing Muse, The Louisville Review, The Meadowland Review, The Santa Clara Review, Third Wednesday, Tilt-a-Whirl, Tule Review, Verse Wisconsin, West Branch, Works & Days

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Selected Poems by Elizabeth Daryush, Thom Gunn: Collected Poems by Thom Gunn, Blood's a Rover by Jmes Ellroy, Break, Blow, Burn by Camille Paglia
Favorite Books:
Anything by authors listed below.
Favorite Authors:
Philip Levine, Alfred Corn, Robin Robertson, Thomas Hardy, Robert Frost, Anita Brookner, John Harvey, Joan Dideon--and many others.

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Listing last updated: June 3, 2013

More Information

Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Willits, CA
Raised in:
Willits, CA

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