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Charif Shanahan

Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing (SIU Press, 2017), winner of the 2015 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Apogee, The Baffler, Barrow Street, Boston Review, Callaloo, Literary Hub, The Manhattanville Review, The New Republic, Poetry International, and Prairie Schooner, which awarded him the 2015 Edward Stanley Poetry Award. For his work, he has received awards and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the Cave Canem Foundation, the Frost Place, the Fulbright Program, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Starworks Foundation. Former Programs Director of the Poetry Society of America, he is a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University.