Rana Tahir is a Kundiman Fellow, a public school substitute teacher, and a teaching associate in the Department of English at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon where she earned her MFA. She was born in Pakistan and raised on the beaches of Kuwait. Tahir’s poetry and prose has been published in various literary publications and magazines such as Catch, The Interlochen Review, and Fresh! Literary Magazine. Her first book of non-fiction, a biography of the poet Countée Cullen, was published in 2016 with Cavendish Square Press. She is excited to return to Portland, Oregon with her husband and hopes to be joined by a cat soon. When not at her desk preparing lesson plans, writing, or researching, she can be found jumping into lakes and rivers during long hikes, even though she always forgets a bathing suit and must sit in the car in her cold, wet clothes on the ride home. She is a Cancer sun and moon, so she never regrets being in water.
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