Myra Shapiro, born in the Bronx, returned to New York City after forty-five years in Georgia and Tennessee where she married Harold Shapiro, raised two daughters and worked as a teacher and librarian. She holds a BA in American Literature (University of Chattanooga), MA in English (Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College) and MFA in Writing (Vermont College). She received the Dylan Thomas Poetry Award from The New School and was a finalist for the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has held fellowships at the Banff Arts Center, MacDowell Colony (twice), and Hedgebrook.
Shapiro’s books of poetry are I’ll See You Thursday and 12 Floors Above the Earth, her memoir, Four Sublets: Becoming a Poet in New York. Her poems have appeared in many periodicals and anthologies, most recently The New Yorker, and twice, in Best American Poetry. She serves on the Board of Directors of Poets House and teaches poetry workshops for the International Women’s Writing Guild.
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (September 18, 2021)