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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Poetry in the Community

Part of National Poetry Month

Russell Sage College (Part Reading + Community Share + Part Q&A)

April 1, 7PM, Meader Little Theater, Free & Open to the Public

Panel includes:

Shira Dentz
faculty at RPI, editor for Drunken Boat
Dan Wilcox
longtime Albany open mic host,
independent publisher, and
peace activist
K. Mojavi Wright
director of Urban Guerilla Theatre,
organizer for the Albany Slam Team
Cara Benson
administrator for Millay Colony and
Belladonna Feminist Literary Collective,
teacher of poetry in New York state prisons
James Belflower
co-curator, with Matthew Klane, of
the Yes! Poetry & Performance Series
Elizabethe Kelley
Associate Professor of English,
Arts and Letters at Sage

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door of thin skins reviewed in Cutbank

“It is emotionally complex and riveting despite its detachment. It complicates the label of confessional poetry or memoir with its formal agility and its conceptual demands of its reader. It is a welcome addition to those books that teach us how to read a poem and those that teach us how to translate and interpret trauma. One phrase from Abe stands out, and I can’t help but want to strip it of its sadism, let it act as an indicator of all the good that Dentz and this book have done: ‘Your life will be different now that I’m in it.'” Michael McLane
Read full review here http://www.cutbankonline.org/2014/01/06/cutbank-reviews-door-of-thin-skins-by-shira-dentz/

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