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Charif Shanahan

Years: 2013, 2014, 2015


Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter Without Knowing (Southern Illinois University Press, 2017), winner of the 2015 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Prize. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous journals, including Apogee, Barrow Street, Boston Review, Literary Hub io: A Journal of New American PoetryThe Manhattanville ReviewThe New RepublicPrairie Schooner, and elsewhere.  His translations from Italian and German have appeared or are forthcoming in A Public Space, Circumference, and RHINO Poetry, among other publications, and have been performed by the Vienna Art Orchestra. He is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and twice a semi-finalist for the “Discovery” /Boston Review Poetry Prize. A Cave Canem graduate fellow, he holds degrees from Princeton University, Dartmouth College, and New York University, where he earned his MFA.  Formerly Programs Director of the Poetry Society of America, Charif is poetry editor of Psychology Tomorrow Magazine and a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Morocco.