The Explosive Expert’s Wife, Shara’s second collection of poetry, will be published in 2018 by University of Wisconsin Press.
Shara joins Oxford Writers’ House as Operations Director.
The Best American Essays 2016, edited by Jonathan Franzen & Robert Atwan, lists “Point Blank” as a Notable Essay.
Still Life with Poem: 100 Natures Mortes, which includes “Less the Shadow,” is now available from Literary House Press.
Essay on ex-pat life in Jordan forthcoming in Cincinnati Review.
“Letter to Bruce in Paradise, Indiana” is a finalist for Poetry Society of America’s George Bogin Memorial Award.
“The Ugly American” receives the 2015 Erika Mumford Prize from The New England Poetry Club.
“Things Green” will appear in Tinderbox Edition’s forthcoming anthology of lyric essays.
“In Jordan’s Northernmost Province” will apear in Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Poetry Justice Anthology (University of Georgia).
“Point Blank,” an essay on guns, mental illness, and forgiveness appears in the Winter 2015 issue of Gettysburg Review.
“Take My Yoke Upon You: Poets & (Dis)Belief”: on Katie Ford, Malachi Black, and Spencer Reece.
Southern Humanities Review names Shara runner-up for the 2014 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize honoring the late Jake Adam York.
New poems and a lyric essay forthcoming in Colorado Review, Hampden-Sydney Review, and Pleiades.
Shara is pleased to be named the first Anne Spencer Poet-in-Residence at Randolph College.
Interview with 2013 National Book Award Winner Mary Szybist, author of Incarnadine.
“Pas de Deux” feature at The Cincinnati Review.
Gratitude to the editors of Crazyhorse for nominating
“In Jordan’s Northernmost Province” for the Pushcart Prize.
Recent interviews with National Book Awards finalists
Adrian Matejke (The Big Smoke) and Matt Rasmussen
New poems forthcoming in Michigan Quarterly Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Gulf Coast.
The Ecopoetry Anthology (edited by Ann Fisher-Worth & Laura-Gray Street with an introduction by Robert Hass) includes Shara’s poem,“Tooth of the Lion,” and is now available from Trinity University Press.
How a Poem Happens: interview.
Verse Daily features “Prometheus as Sparrow.”
Visit Poetry Daily to read Shara’s thoughts on Charlotte Mew’s “The Farmer’s Bride” as part of the Poet’s Pick series.
Upcoming Readings / Guest Appearances
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University of San Francisco Emerging Writers Festival, Towson University, Baltimore Writer’s Conference, The Wisconsin Book Festival, Washington College, University of Wisconsin at Plattesville, Randolph College, Hampden-Sydney College, University of Cincinnati (Emerging Poets Festival), The Word Works Cafe Muse Series (Washington, DC), George Mason University (Fall for the Book), Boston Public Library, Connecticut College, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Lawrence University, Goucher College, The 92nd Street Unterberg Poetry Center (“Discovery”/The Nation Prize Reading), Colgate University, Stanford University, University of Texas at Austin, Wake of the Storm: Writers to Benefit Hurricane-Ravaged Colleges, Menlo School, Los Altos High School, GW Community School, University of Maryland, American Community School
(Amman, Jordan), The Field School