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Rita Gabis is the author of two books of poetry, co-author of a book on the craft of writing, and the author of the newly released "A Guest at the Shooters' Banquet" — a memoir from Bloomsbury US. Her awards include residencies at Yaddo and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, as well as grants from the Connecticut State Arts foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Her publication list includes Harvard Review, The Massachusetts Review, Poetry, and most recently Salamander and the anthology "Lit from Inside: Forty Years of Poetry from Alice James Books." She lives in New York City where she teaches Creative Writing at Hunter College.