Mira Rosenthal is a past fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and Stanford University’s Stegner program, and her work appears regularly in such journals as Poetry, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, PN Review, Threepenny Review, A Public Space, and Oxford American. Her first book of poems, The Local World, received the Wick Poetry Prize. Her second book of translations, Polish poet Tomasz Różycki’s Colonies, won the Northern California Book Award and was shortlisted for numerous other prizes, including the International Griffin Poetry Prize and the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. Her other honors include the PEN/Heim Translation Fund Award, a Fulbright Fellowship, a grant from the American Council of Learned Societies, and residencies at MacDowell and Hedgebrook. You can listen to her read her work at the 92nd St. Y, Slate, TriQuarterly, The Kenyon Review, and Stanford Storytelling Project’s “Off the Page.”
Raised in northern California, Rosenthal earned her B.A. from Reed College, her M.F.A. from the University of Houston, and her Ph.D. in comparative literature from Indiana University. She lives in the small coastal town of Los Osos, California, and teaches in Cal Poly’s Creative Writing Program.