Shira Erlichman


Shira Erlichman is a poet, musician, and visual artist whose work has been featured in PBS NewsHour’s Poetry Series, The Seattle Times, and The New York Times, among others. She is the winner of the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry, a Finalist for the Lambda Award and a Silver Medalist for the Nautilus Award. She is the author of Odes to Lithium and the author-illustrator of Be/Hold: A Friendship Book. She lives in Brooklyn where she runs Freer Form: A Portable Creativity School, connecting a global community of writers. Find her at and on Twitter and Instagram at @sheer_awe