Rae Gouirand

Rae Gouirand’s first collection of poetry, Open Winter, was selected by Elaine Equi for the 2011 Bellday Prize, won a 2012 Independent Publisher Book Award and the 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award, and was a finalist for the Montaigne Medal, the Audre Lorde Award, and the California Book Award for poetry. Her poems and essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Columbia, Seneca Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and many other journals, as well as two recent volumes of the Best New Poets series. An adjunct lecturer in the Department of English at UC-Davis, Creative Nonfiction Editor for California Northern Magazine, and Director of the Keywords workshop for teen writers at the Sacramento Gay & Lesbian Center, she lives in Davis, California.

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