Charif Shanahan was born in the Bronx in 1983 to an Irish-American father and a Moroccan mother. He holds an MFA in poetry from New York University. His poems have appeared in The Baffler, Boston Review, Callaloo, Literary Hub, New Republic, Poetry International, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. He has received awards and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem, the Frost Place, the Fulbright Program, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and Stanford University, where he is a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry.
Tell Me I Belong Here: On Charif Shanahan’s “Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing”
Natalie Eilbert reviews Charif Shanahan’s new collection, “Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing.”...