Zara Raab’s latest book is Fracas & Asylum (David Robert Books). Earlier books are Swimming the Eel, and The Book of Gretel with narrative poems on the remote lost coast of northern California in an earlier, mythical time. Her work, including book reviews as well as poems, has appeared in Verse Daily, River Styx, West Branch, Arts & Letters, Crab Orchard Review, Critical Flame, Prime Number, Raven Chronicles, and The Dark Horse. She is a contributing editor to Poetry Flash and The Redwood Coast Review. Rumpelstiltskin, or What’s in a Name? was a finalist for the Dana Award. She lives in Massachusetts.