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Charif Shanahan

Charif Shanahan is the author of Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing (Southern Illinois University Press, 2017), which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and for the Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. A Wallace Stegner Fellow, he was recently named a Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University. He is the recipient of a 2019 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Originally from the Bronx, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Charif Shanahan
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