DescriptionWinner of the 1995 Barnard New Women Poets Prize.
May 31, 1996
5.58 X 0.28 X 8.54 inches | 0.34 pounds
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About the Author
Recipient of a 2003 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for her second book, WORLD HOTEL (Copper Canyon Press, 2002), and a Barnard New Women Poets Prize for White Elephants (Beacon Press, 1996), Reetika Vazirani was educated at Wellesley College and received her MFA from the University of Virginia where she was a Hoyns Fellow.She was a recipient of a "Discovery"/The Nation Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Poets & Writers Exchange Program Award, and the Glenna Luschei/Prairie Schooner Award for her essay, "The Art of Breathing," which appears in the anthology How We Live our Yoga (Beacon Press, 2001). She was a Contributing and Advisory Editor for Shenandoah and was the guest poetry editor of two issues. She was a Book Review Editor for Callaloo and a Senior Poetry Editor of Catamaran, a journal featuring work by artists from South Asia.Born in India in 1962 and raised in Maryland, she had served as writer-in-residence at The College of William and Mary and part of the core faculty of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshops. Reetika Vazirani died on July 16, 2003.