Dilruba Ahmed’s debut book, Dhaka Dust (Graywolf Press, 2011), won the Bakeless Prize for Poetry awarded by the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her work is recent or forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Blackbird, The Collagist, Memorious, and Alaska Quarterly Review. Ahmed’s poems have also appeared in Poetry, New England Review, and New Orleans Review, and have been anthologized in Literature: The Human Experience (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2016); Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry (University of Arkansas, 2010); and elsewhere. Her writing has appeared in the Michigan Quarterly Review blog, the National Book Foundation blog, and The Kenyon Review Online. A writer with roots in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Bangladesh, Ahmed holds a BPhil in Creative Writing and an MAT in Instruction and Learning from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a graduate of Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers and lives in greater Philadelphia with her husband and her two sons. She is currently a lecturer in creative writing at Bryn Mawr College.
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Publications and Prizes
Dhaka Dust, winner of 2010 Bakeless Prize in poetry (Graywolf Press, 2011)
Asian Pacific American Journal, Catamaran: South Asian American Writing, Columbia, Crab Orchard Review, Cream City Review, diode, Drunken Boat, Hayden's Ferry Review, North American Review, Rhino Magazine
Katharine Bakeless Nason Poetry Prize, Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize, The Florida Review's Editors’ Award-First Place
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Listing last updated: March 11, 2016