219 – Irena Praitis

Today our podcast connects with Irena Praitis. Irena Praitis’s fifth book The Last Stone in the Circle received the 2015 Red Mountain Press Poetry Prize. 

Her poems, translations, essays, and reviews have appeared in more than 100 journals including Southwest Review, Denver Quarterly, and Rattle. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Vilnius, Lithuania, and is a professor of creative writing and literature at California State University, Fullerton.  She lives in Fullerton, California, with her son Ishaan.



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Producers: Jon-Barrett Ingels and Kevin Staniec
Manager: Sarah Becker
Host: Jon-Barrett Ingels
Guest: Irena Praitis