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Tamara Panici was born in Waco, Texas to Romanian refugee parents. She has worked as a personal trainer and chef, but is currently a stay-at-home mother who reads and writes at odd hours. Her poetry is interested in historical and familial memory, and questions the ways in which these types of memory change the outer world on a cultural and personal level. She is currently at work on her first collection of poems.
Tamara's poems and writings have appeared in places like POETRY, Waxwing, Poetry Online, The American Journal of Poetry, Sugar House Review, Storm Cellar Quarterly, and elsewhere. She has won the Black Warrior Review Poetry Contest and the River Styx Microfiction Contest, and has been a finalist for the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and a scholarship recipient from The Frost Place. Tamara lives in Washington, DC with her partner, their daughter, and their child to be.
Winning Entry: Elegy for Childhood Written in a Language I Did Not Yet Speak, Addressed to the God I Once Knew
Contest Won: Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest 2022, First Prize, Margaret Reid