Congrats to CWW Poetry Faculty Rita Banerjee, shortlisted for the 2016 Willow Books Literature Award

willow-lit-awards-2016On February 5, 2016, Willow Books announced their shortlist for the Aquarius Press/ Willow Books 2016 Literature Awards.  Rita Banerjee’s poetry manuscript, “Echo in Four Beats,” was shortlisted for the award.  The contest is currently being judged by poet Tyehimba Jess, and information about Willow Books and their shortlist can be found here.

Rita Banerjee is the Executive Creative Director of the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop, and her writing has been featured in Electric Literature, VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, Queen Mob’s Tea House, and Riot Grrrl Magazine, and on KBOO Radio’s APA Compass.  She is author of the poetry collection, Cracklers at Night,and her novella, A Night with Kali, is forthcoming from Spider Road Press in 2016.  She is teaching at the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop Summer in Barcelona and South of France (July 18-26, 2016) and Summer in Granada (July 28 – August 5, 2016) Writing Retreats.