Trio House Press is pleased to announce that Iris Jamahl Dunkle’s poetry manuscript, Interrupted Geographies, has been selected for publication. Iris’ book is slated to be released prior to the end of 2018.
Iris Jamahl Dunkle is the current Poet Laureate of Sonoma County, CA. Her second poetry book, There's a Ghost in this Machine of Air,
is about the untold history of Sonoma County, CA, and was published in
November 2015 by Word Tech Editions. Her debut poetry collection, Gold Passage, was selected by Ross Gay to win the 2012 Trio Award, and was published by Trio House Press in 2013. Her chapbooks, Inheritance and The Flying Trolley,
were published by Finishing Line Press in 2010 and 2013. Her poetry,
essays and creative non-fiction have been published widely in numerous
publications including Fence, Calyx, Catamaran, Poet's Market 2013, JMWW, and Chicago Quarterly Review. Of note, her poem, “How to Cope in a New Landscape,” was a finalist for the The New Guard’s Knightville Poetry Contest, and her poem “The Trick of Sound” was a finalist for the Yalobusha Review’s
Yellowwood Poetry Prize. Her essay, "Yellow Dahlias," was nominated for
a pushcart prize. She is currently co-writing a new biography on Jack
London's wife, Charmian Kittredge London. Dunkle teaches writing and
literature at Napa Valley College. She received her B.A. from the George
Washington University, her M.F.A. in Poetry from New York University,
and her Ph.D. in American Literature from Case Western Reserve
University. She is on the staff of the Napa Valley Writers conference,
and currently resides with her family in Northern California.