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Charif Shanahan

Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing (Southern Illinois University Press, 2017), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and the Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award. His poems have appeared in New Republic, New York Times Magazine, PBS NewsHour, Poetry, and other journals. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship; the Wallace Stegner Fellowship; a Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant to Morocco; and residency fellowships from Cave Canem Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Millay Colony for the Arts, La Maison Baldwin in St Paul, France, and the Rauschenberg Foundation, among other honors and recognitions. Former Programs Director of the Poetry Society of America, he has taught poetry at California College for the Arts (CCA), Collegio di Milano (Italy), Dartmouth College, and New York University. Currently, he is a Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University.