Dr. Mira Rosenthal

California, United States

Member Since: 09/11/2012

Mira Rosenthal is the author of THE LOCAL WORLD, winner of the Wick Poetry Prize, and TERRITORIAL, a 2022 Pitt Poetry Series selection. She is a past fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and Stanford University’s Stegner Fellowship, and her work appears regularly in such journals as Ploughshares, Poetry, Threepenny Review, Harvard Review, New England Review, The Gettysburg Review, A Public Space, and Oxford American. Her translations of Polish poetry include Krystyna Dąbrowska’s TIDELINE and Tomasz Różycki’s COLONIESwhich won the Northern California Book Award and was shortlisted for numerous other prizes, including the International Griffin Poetry Prize and the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. Her other honors include the PEN/Heim Translation Fund Award, two Fulbright Fellowships, a grant from the American Council of Learned Societies, and residencies at MacDowell and Hedgebrook. She teaches creative writing at Cal Poly.




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)
  • Tideline by Krystyna D?browska (translated from Polish by Karen Kovacik, Antonia Lloyd-Jones, and Mira Rosenthal) , Zephyr Press (March 2022)
  • Territorial , Pitt Poetry Series (November 2022)


  • 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 - August 2020)
  • Associate Professor at Cal Poly (September 2020 - )


  • 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