SEJAL SHAH
October 2008

Sejal is a fiction writer, poet, essayist, and teacher of writing.  She was born and raised in Rochester, NY.  Her fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in various journals including The Massachusetts Review, Indiana Review, Pleiades, Meridians, The Asian Pacific American Journal, Catamaran, and Hanging Loose, and the anthologies Under Her Skin (Seal Press) and Contours of the Heart:  South Asians Map North America (winner of a 1997 National Book Award).  She has been awarded fellowships from Blue Mountain Center, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and the New York State Council for the Arts.  She is also the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize.  Sejal holds a BA in English from Wellesley College and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Currently, she lives in New York City, where she is Assistant Professor of English at Marymount Manhattan College.

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