Thank you, ASU!

1798908_10152620688723005_8427131576284841821_oA tasty Thai dinner with some N.C. poets before my reading at Appalachian State University in their Guest Writers’ Reading Series.

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“Written Response Requested,” A Collaboration with the Albany Public Library

Some of the best inspiration for creating art comes from other pieces of art. When an artist creates a work and sends it out into the world, it’s up to the viewer to interpret it, to make meaning out of it. Often that meaning is wildly different than what the artist originally intended. In this sense, viewing art is a collaboration or creative exchange between artist and viewer. – See more at: http://pinehillsreview.strose.edu/writtenresponse/#sthash.uXkqJkiH.dpufWWWPostcard1a

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door of thin skins reviewed

by Kristina Marie Darling in American Literary Review:

“…what I find most impressive about Dentz’s book is her stylistic precision, as even the smallest technical choices within her work have social, political, and ethical implications.”

http://www.americanliteraryreview.com/shira-dentz—door-of-thin-skins—reviewed-by-kristina-marie-darling.html

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Reading Sunday 10/12

3pm The Low Beat 335 Central Avenue, Albany NY 12206
Pine Hills Review Sunday Funday Reading Series – See more at: http://pinehillsreview.strose.edu/events/#sthash.gbqI805H.dpuf
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Utah’s 13 Bytes Magazine

door of thin skins is short-listed for Utah’s 13 Bytes Ma1gazine‘s poetry book prize:

“In Dentz’s fever dream of abuse in a patient/doctor relationship, the typographical and prose poetry mirrors the disintegration of the confused mind of the patient in a tour de force that is as curiously ennobling as it is shocking.” Read more here.

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door of thin skins reviewed

by Aviya Kushner in Salamander

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Reading Sat. 6/28 in Woodstock, NY

Chronogram-Poets-2014

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door of thin skins

is reviewed in Chronogram‘s annual poetry roundup in its June 2014 issue here.  The lineup of poets and books are:

Celia Bland/Dianne Kornberg – Madonna Comix (William James)
Shira Dentz – door of thin skins (CavanKerry)
Sarah Heady – Niagara Transnational (Fourteen Hills)
Kasey Jueds – Keeper (U. Pittsburgh)
David Kherdian – Living in Quiet (Tavnon)
Jeffrey McDaniel – Chapel of Inadvertent Joy (U. Pittsburgh)
Will Nixon – My Clone (Bushwhack)
Michael Perkins – A Splendor Among Shadows (Bushwhack)
Gretchen Primack – Doris’ Red Spaces (Mayapple)
Donna Reis – No Passing Zone (Deerbrook)
Michael Ruby – American Songbook (Ugly Duckling)
Rebecca Schumejda – Waiting at the Dead End Diner (Bottom Dog)

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Upcoming readings

in Upstate NY:

Woodstock’s Kleinert James Art Center, NY, June 28 at 6PM

Writers Read, Good Purpose Gallery, 40 Main Street, Lee, MA, June 26 at 6PM

Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY, with Suzanne Parker, June 4 at 7:30PM

Community of Jewish Writers’ Event, Beth Agudat Achim, Schenectady, NY, May 19 at 7:30PM

JCC Schenectady, NY, May 18 at 2PM

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door of thin skins

reviewed by Danielle Cadenza Deulen in The Georgia Review

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