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Brooke Sahni

b. 1989

Current City, State, Country

Prescott, Arizona, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Cleveland, Ohio, USA


Brooke Sahni is the author of Before I Had the Word (Texas Review Press, 2021), which won the X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, selected by Maggie Smith. She is also the author of Divining (Orison Books, 2020), which won the Orison Chapbook Prize. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in journals such as Denver Quarterly, 32 Poems, The Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, Nimrod, The Massachusetts Review, Boulevard, Indiana Review and elsewhere.

Published Works

Before I Had the Word (X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize; Texas Review Press, 2021)
Divining  (Orison Chapbook Prize; Orison Books, 2020)

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Video Reading

Current Title



Prescott College; New Mexico State University

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