Ari Banias


Berkeley, CA

Author's Bio

Ari Banias is the author of Anybody, forthcoming from W.W. Norton in September 2016. He was born in Los Angeles, grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and currently lives in Berkeley, CA. He holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, and an MFA in poetry from Hunter College, where he was a teaching fellow. The author of a chapbook, What’s Personal is Being Here With All of You (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2012), his poems appear in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, FIELD, Guernica, The Offing, The Volta, and as part of the exhibition Transgender Hirstory in 99 Objects. He is the recipient of the 2014 Cecil Hemley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America and the 2012 Campbell Corner Prize, and has been awarded fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and Stanford University’s Wallace Stegner Fellowship program.

Publications & Prizes

Troubling The Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics (EOAGH Books/Nightboat Books, 2013)
Collective Brightness (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011)
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Cecil Hemley Memorial Award, Poetry Society of America (2014),
Campbell Corner Poetry Prize (2012),
Cultural Center of Cape Cod Poetry Prize (2012)

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Last update: Jun 01, 2016