Zara Raab’s poems have appeared in River Styx, The Dark Horse, Crab Orchard Review, The Evansville Review, and Arts & Letters. Her books are The Book of Gretel (Finishing Line Press, 2010) and Swimming the Eel (David Robert Books, 2011), which the critic Stephen Kessler, editor of the Redwood Coast Review, described as “a moving and impressive work of art. […With] a combination of formal coherence and musical fluency, […] a beautifully sustained sequence of poems.”
Raab’s essays and reviews are published in nationally known journals, including Poet Lore and the Colorado Review. She has worked as an editor for the National Geographic Society and New Republic Books under Joan Tapper. Her blog, “Writing around the Bay,” appears regularly on-line in the San Francisco Book Review. Moving through her website, you’ll find samples and links to some of her essays and reviews, as well as her interviews with prominent writers like Philip Fradkin and Cathy Luchetti.