Zara Raab

57 Main Street, Apt. 2
Lee, MA 01238
Phone: 
510-693-1102

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

Books: 
Fracas & Asylum
(Wordtech Communications, 2013)
, Rumpelstiltskin, or What's in a Name?
(Finishing Line Press, 2013)
, Swimming the Eel
(Wordtech Communications, 2011)
Anthologies: 
99 Poems for the 99 Percent
(99: The Press, 2013)
, Manzanita: Poetry & Prose of the Mother Lode & Sierra
(Writers Unlimited, 2006)
, Marin Poetry Center Anthology
(Marin Poetry Center Press, 2009)
, Marin Poetry Center Anthology
(Marin Poetry Center Press, 2007)
, Marin Poetry Center Anthology
(Marin Poetry Center Press, 2005)
, New California Writing
(Heyday Books, 2015)
, Tree Magic
(SunShine Press Publications, 2005)
, Vintage Voices: A Toast to Life
(iUniverse, 2007)
, White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood
(Demeter Press, 2007)
Journals: 
Able Muse Review, Amoskeag, Arts & Letters, Aurorean, Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems, California Quarterly, Carquinez Poetry Review, Catamaran Literary Reader, Colorado Review, Common Ground Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Dos Passos Review, Eclipse, Edgz, European Judaism, Folly Magazine, Fourteen Hills, Hobble Creek Review, iota, Magnolia: A Florida Journal, Mezzo Cammin, Mom Egg Review, Monterey Poetry Review, Nimrod, North Coast Literary Review, Orbis: An International Quarterly Of Prose And Fiction, Otis Nebula, Penumbra, Permafrost, Poet Lore, Poetica Magazine, Poetry Flash, Poetry Kanto, Prime Number Magazine, Redwood Coast Review, River Styx, Rosebud, Sin Fronteras, Song of the San Joaquin, sPARKLE & bLINK, Spillway, Spoon River Poetry Review, Stand, StepAway Magazine, The Adirondack Review, The Cafe Review, The Dark Horse, The Evansville Review, The Healing Muse, The Louisville Review, The Meadowland Review, The Raven Chronicles, The Santa Clara Review, Third Wednesday, Tilt-a-Whirl, Tule Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Verse Wisconsin, West Branch, Works & Days
Chapbook: 
The Book of Gretel
(Finishing Line Press, 2010)

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

More Information

Listed as: 
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Willits
Raised in: 
Willits, CA
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Last updated: Jan 28, 2016