Dr. Mira Rosenthal

California, United States

Member Since: 09/11/2012

A past fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and Stanford University’s Stegner Program, Mira Rosenthal publishes work regularly in such journals as Ploughshares, Threepenny Review, Harvard Review, New England Review, A Public Space, and Oxford American. Her first book of poems, The Local World, received the Wick Poetry Prize. Her second book of translations, Polish poet Tomasz Różycki’s Colonies, won the Northern California Book Award and was shortlisted for numerous other prizes, including the International Griffin Poetry Prize. Her honors include the PEN/Heim Translation Fund Award, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a grant from the American Council of Learned Societies. She teaches in Cal Poly’s creative writing program.




Website: www.mirarosenthal.com

Twitter Username: @mira_rosenthal


  • The Local World , Kent State University Press (September 2011)
  • Colonies by Tomasz Rozycki (translated from Polish by Mira Rosenthal) , Zephyr Press (February 2013)
  • The Forgotten Keys by Tomasz Rozycki (translated from Polish by Mira Rosenthal) , Zephyr Press (February 2007)


  • Northern California Book Award (2014)
  • Griffin Poetry Prize Finalist (2014)
  • Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize Finalist (2014)
  • Wallace Stegner Fellowship (2011)
  • Wick Poetry Prize (2010)
  • American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (2010)
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (2009)
  • MacDowell Colony Fellowship (2009)
  • PEN/Heim Translation Fund Award (2008)
  • Fulbright Fellowship (2003)


  • Distinguished Visiting Writer at Cornell College (January 2015 - February 2015)
  • Director of Creative Writing at University of South Alabama (August 2015 - August 2016)
  • Assistant Professor at Cal Poly (September 2016 - )


  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing--Poetry from University of Houston (May 2005)
  • Doctoral Degree in Comparative Literature from Indiana University (December 2011)

Genres of Interest

Creative nonfiction, Poetry