Zahra Patterson received an MFA in Writing from Pratt Institute and a BA from the University at Albany, SUNY. Their book Chronology (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018) received a Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir/Biography and a Face Out Fellowship from the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses. Patterson is also the creator of Raw Fiction, a youth literary arts project. Their work has been supported by Mount Tremper Arts, Brooklyn Arts Council, The Pratt Center, and many wonderful individuals. Recent pieces can be found in Wasafiri, Issue 111, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Spring 2022, Belladonna* Collaborative, Chaplet Series #277, Nightboat Books Blog, April 2021, and forthcoming in The Yale Review. They currently works at George School.

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