Discipline: Literature – poetry

Mira Rosenthal

Discipline: Literature – poetry
Region: Los Osos, CA
MacDowell fellowships: 2009, 2021

Mira Rosenthal is a past fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell, Hedgebrook, and Stanford University’s Stegner Fellowship. Her work appears regularly in such journals as Poetry, Ploughshares, Threepenny Review, Harvard Review, New England Review, The Gettysburg Review, and A Public Space. Her first book of poems, The Local World, received the Wick Poetry Prize. Her translation of 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 and the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. Her honors include a PEN/Heim Translation Fund Award, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a grant from the American Council of Learned Societies. When last at MacDowell, Mira worked on poems as well as translations of work by Polish poets Tomasz Różycki, Krystyna Dąbrowska, and Zuzanna Ginczanka.



Mira Rosenthal worked in the Mansfield studio.

The Helen Coolidge Mansfield Studio was donated by graduates of the Mansfield War Service Classes for Reconstruction Aides. Helen Mansfield helped found the New York MacDowell Club. The small, shingled frame structure with stone foundation was originally fronted on the west side by a neat white picket fence and gate, a garden, and a stone pathway…

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