Tanya Grae’s poems have appeared in AGNI, New Ohio Review, The Massachusetts Review, Barrow Street, Fjords, The Los Angeles Review, Post Road, The Florida Review, and elsewhere in journals and anthologies. Her first chapbook, Little Wekiva River, is forthcoming (Five Oaks Press, 2017).

In 2016, Yusef Komunyakaa selected Grae’s poem “The Line of a Girl” to receive the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Poetry Prize. Her full length manuscript, Undoll, has been a recent national finalist four times: Four Way Book Levis Prize (2017),  Permafrost Prize (2017), Four Way Books Intro Prize (2016), and the University of Wisconsin Press Brittingham and Pollack Prizes (2016), as well as a Distinguished Mention of the Tupelo Press Open (2016).

Grae teaches at Florida State University while finishing her doctorate and also works as a freelance book designer. She holds a dual-genre MFA in poetry and fiction from Bennington College and a BA in English from Rollins College, where she received the Arden Goettling Academy of American Poets Prize.

She lives in Tallahassee with her daughters.

 Tanya Grae
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