Zara Raab

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet

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 & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

Journals: , , , ,
Poetry Flash
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Redwood Coast Review
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The Dark Horse
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Verse Wisconsin

Poetry

Anthologies:
New California Writing (Heyday Books, 2015)
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99 Poems for the 99 Percent (99: The Press, 2013)
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Marin Poetry Center Anthology (Marin Poetry Center Press, 2009)
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Marin Poetry Center Anthology (Marin Poetry Center Press, 2007)
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Vintage Voices: A Toast to Life (iUniverse, 2007)
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White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood (Demeter Press, 2007)
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Manzanita: Poetry & Prose of the Mother Lode & Sierra (Writers Unlimited, 2006)
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Marin Poetry Center Anthology (Marin Poetry Center Press, 2005)
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Tree Magic (SunShine Press Publications, 2005)
Books:
Fracas & Asylum (WordTech Communications, 2013)
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Rumpelstiltskin, or What's in a Name? (Finishing Line Press, 2013)
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Swimming the Eel (WordTech Communications, 2011)
Chapbook:
The Book of Gretel (Finishing Line Press, 2010)
Journals: ,
Amoskeag
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Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poems
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California Quarterly
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Carquinez Poetry Review
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Crab Orchard Review
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Dos Passos Review
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Eclipse
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Edgz
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European Judaism
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Folly Magazine
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Hobble Creek Review
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iota
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Magnolia: A Florida Journal
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Mezzo Cammin
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Monterey Poetry Review
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North Coast Literary Review
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Orbis: An International Quarterly Of Prose And Fiction
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Penumbra
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Sin Fronteras
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Song of the San Joaquin
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sPARKLE & bLINK
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Spillway
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Spoon River Poetry Review
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The Dark Horse
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The Dos Passos Review
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The Evansville Review
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The Meadowland Review
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The Santa Clara Review
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Third Wednesday
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Tilt-a-Whirl
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Tule Review
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Verse Wisconsin
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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

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Willits
Raised in: 
Willits, CA
California
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Last update: Jan 28, 2016