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By Myra Sklarew
Added: Monday, June 15, 2015  /  Myra Sklarew reads "Exchange" at the 2014 Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness, March 29, 2014 at the National Geographic Grosvenor Auditorium in Washington, DC.
Myra Sklarew

Myra Sklarew's numerous collections of poetry include Lithuania: New & Selected Poems, The Witness Trees, Harmless, and If You Want to Live Forever. She is co-editor of The Junk Dealer's Daughter, The Journey of Child Development, and has a forthcoming book: A Survivor Named Trauma: Holocaust and the Construction of Memory. Her poems are housed in the Contemporary Poets Archive at the Library of Congress. Honors include the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award and the National Jewish Book Council Award in Poetry. Sklarew was the founding director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at American University and is professor emerita of literature. From 1987 to 1991, she served as president of the Yaddo artist community. She is a founding board member of The Writer's Center in Bethesda, MD, and currently serves on the advisory board of Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University and The Center for Israeli Studies at American University.  She is also a key organizer of "A Splendid Wake," a documentation project of poets and poetry activities in DC from 1900 to the present.

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