The International
Women's Writing Guild

Sage Writers Series: Fluidity – From thereness to hereness to . . .

  • Saturday, October 02, 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Digital Village

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Sage Writers Series

Fluidity – From thereness to hereness to . . .


Objects we surround ourselves with are an autobiography of sorts. We will write poems by giving attention to something we have lived with for years, prompted by a three part exercise that takes us back in time, moving us to now and to the future.  


Myra Shapiro was born in Bronx, New York, the daughter of Ida Leader Stein and David Stein, a businessman who moved the family to northwestern Georgia when she was nine years old.

Myra Shapiro's first collection of poetry, I'll See You Thursday, was published in 1996 (Blue Sofa Press), edited by Robert Bly. Her second book of poems, 12 Floors Above the Earth was published in 2012 (Antrim House Books). Her memoir, Four Sublets: Becoming a Poet in New York was published in 2007 (Chicory Blue Press). She has received numerous awards for her writing, including the Dylan Thomas Poetry Award from The New School (1981) and the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Contest, Honorable Mention (2014). In 2005 she was named a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Robert H. Winner Award. Shapiro has read at the Library of Congress and was twice a McDowell Colony Fellow.

Shapiro serves on the Board of Directors of Poets House and teaches poetry workshops for the International Women's Writing Guild. Her poem, These Are The Pearls, was published in print edition of The New Yorker on July 22, 2019.

http://www.myrashapiro.com/