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Poet SABA RAZVI
is the author of Of the Divining and the Dead (Finishing Line Press, 2012). She holds the PhD in Literature & Creative Writing from the University of Southern California, where she earned a MA in English, and where she has studied poetry with Carol Muske-Dukes, David St. John, & Susan McCabe, and fiction with Percival Everett, TC Boyle, & Aimee Bender. She also holds the MA in English & Creative Writing from the University of Texas in Austin, where she studied poetry with Naomi Shihab Nye, Khaled Mattawa, Judith Kroll, & Thomas Whitbread, and fiction with Jim Magnuson. She received a BA in English & Creative Writing from Creighton University, where she studied poetry with Eamonn Wall & Fidel Fajardo-Acosta, and fiction with Brent Spencer and Mary Helen Stefaniak. She's been the recipient of a James A Michener Fellowship, a Fania Kruger Fellowship, and a Virginia C Middleton Fellowship. She has also given poetry readings and participated on panels on poetics through Writer’s Harvest, Cole’s, The Loudest Voice, the British Society for Literature and Science, SoundEye West: Poetry Between Languages, and at Stirling University’s Poetry & Translation International Conference. Her poetry has appeared in Diner, Karamu, Anthology, The Homestead Review, 10x3 plus, 13th Warrior Review, The Arbor Vitae Review, Arsenic Lobster, and in the anthology Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War Faith and Sexuality (Seal Press 2006). Lately, in addition to writing my doctoral dissertation on interfaces between science and contemporary poetry, she has been studying sufi poetry in translation and working on her third poetry book manuscript.