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Raised in northern California, Mira Rosenthal earned her B.A. from Reed College and received her M.F.A. from the University of Houston. She is a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Mira is the author of The Local World, which won the 2010 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, as well as two volumes of poetry translations. Among her awards are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the PEN American Center, the MacDowell Colony, and the Fulbright Commission. Her poems and translations have been published in many literary journals and anthologies, including Ploughshares, APR, West Branch, and A Public Space. You can listen to her read her work on Slate and The Cortland Review. In addition, Mira is currently finishing her Ph.D. in comparative literature from Indiana University. She lives with her husband and daughter in Berkeley, CA.