Natasha Rao

APR/Honickman First Book Prize winner

Chosen as the winner of the 2021 APR/Honickman First Book Prize by Guggenheim Fellow Ada Limón, Natasha Rao’s debut collection Latitude abounds with sensory delights, rich in colors, flavors, and sounds. These poems explore the complexities of family, cultural identity, and coming of age. By turns vulnerable and bold, Latitude indulges in desire: “In my next life let me be a tomato/lusting and unafraid,” Rao writes, “…knowing I’ll end up in an eager mouth.”

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ISBN: 9780986093838

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About the Author

Natasha Rao is the author of Latitude, recipient of the 2021 APR/Honickman First Book Prize. She holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA from NYU, where she was a Goldwater Fellow. She has received support from Bread Loaf, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, and she was named a 2021 Djanikian Scholar by The Adroit Journal. Her work appears or is forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, The Nation, The Yale Review, Poetry Northwest, and elsewhere. She …

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