Zahra Patterson is a writer and educator . 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. She is a recipient of Play Penn’s Foundry Fellowship (2022-25) and the creator of Raw Fiction, a youth literary arts project. Her work has been supported by Mount Tremper Arts, Brooklyn Arts Council, The Pratt Center, and many wonderful individuals. They currently works at George School and holds an MFA in Writing from Pratt Institute and a BA from the University at Albany, SUNY.

Recent work can be found in Wasafiri, Issue 111, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Spring 2022, Belladonna* Collaborative, Chaplet Series #277, Nightboat Books Blog, April 2021, and The Yale Review, Fall 2022.

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