Shelley Puhak


Baltimore, MD

Author's Bio

Shelley Puhak is a poet and writer based in Baltimore. She is the author of two award-winning books of poetry, the more recent of which is Guinevere in Baltimore. Her poems have appeared in Cincinnati Review, Missouri Review, North American Review, Verse Daily, and Waxwing. 
Her essays have been selected as Notables in Best American Essays 2016, 2017, and 2018 and reprinted in Best American Travel Writing 2017. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Atlantic, Creative Nonfiction, The Iowa Review, Salon, and VQR. 

Publications & Prizes

A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (University of Akron Press, 2012)
Adrienne Rich: A Tribute Anthology (Split Oak Press, 2012)
Guinevere in Baltimore (Waywiser Press, 2013)
Stalin in Aruba (Black Lawrence Press, 2009)
The Consolation of Fairy Tales (Split Oak Press, 2011)
Prizes won: 

Towson University Prize for Literature; Anthony Hecht Prize; scholarships from Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and DISQUIET International Literary Festival; grants from Maryland State Arts Council

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Last update: Aug 02, 2019