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Zach Semel

b. 1996

Current City, State, Country

Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

Birth City, State, Country

Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Zach Semel (he/him) is a poet and essayist pursuing an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University. Some of his previous work has appeared in DIAGRAM, CutBank: All Accounts & Mixture, Drunk Monkeys, Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment, The Nervous Breakdown, Wordgathering, FreezeRay Poetry, and other places. His hybrid chapbook Let the tides take my body was awarded the 2021 May Day Mountain Prize by Hunger Mountain.

Published Works

Let the tides take my body (chapbook; May Day Studio/Hunger Mountain, 2021)

Author Site

Links to Sample Works

Video Reading

Current Title

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Student in M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction/Poetry at Northern Arizona University


Earlham College, ’18
Northern Arizona University, ’23

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