Blog Hop: Up Next: Hila Ratzabi

So, last week I participated in the Next Big Thing and chose to tag other writers to continue this interview.

Today, I want to introduce you to Hila Ratzabi. She is a fellow MFA graduate and poet. I have many fond memories of spending time with her in NYC at various readings or just for lunch to chat about our lives and our work. Since then we have both moved. She went to Philadelphia (where she is doing great things for the writing community there, which you will read about in her Next Big Thing) and I moved back to Texas. Throughout it all, we keep in touch via gchat, emails, poetry exchanges and sometimes, a phone call. She is a wonderful writer, beautiful person, and true friend.

Read her Next Big Thing Post HERE.

Hila Ratzabi was selected by Adrienne Rich as a recipient of a National Writers Union Poetry Prize, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and received an Amy Award (Poets & Writers Magazine). Her chapbook, The Apparatus of Visible Things, is published by Finishing Line Press, and her poetry is published in a variety of journals. Her book-length poetry manuscript, No One Blue, has twice been a finalist for the To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize. She is the editor-in-chief of the literary journal Storyscape. She received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College in 2007.

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