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Shiree Sarana, American writer. Recipient First Place Short Story award University California, Santa Barbara, 1983, Honorary Mention award University California, Santa Barbara, 1984, Tommy award U.So. California, 1985, Best New Poet award American Poetry Anthology, 1985-1987. Member of Academy American Poets.

Background

Sarana, Shiree was born on December 15, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Annette (Lang) Rockey.

Education

Student, University Southern California, 1984-1985;student, Santa Monica Junior College, 1985-1987.

Career

Featured poet Anansi Writers Workshop, 1993, Watts Summer Festival, 1994, Santa Monica Junior College, 1995, Eso Won Bookstore, 1996, No Holds Barred Writer's Series, 1996, Jazz Speak, 1996, Borders Bookstore, 2000—2001, Long Beach Poetry Fest, 2000—2003, Afrikan Film Festival, 2003, Afrikan Fest, California State University, Long Beach, 2004, Afrikan Fest, Long Beach City College, 2004.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Essence of Life, 1993, Mighty Is the Blackness, 1993. Contributing author: Contemporary American Women Poets alphabet Guide, 1999. Contributor poems to professional publications.

Membership

Member of Academy American Poets.

Connections

Children: Aqeel Nadeem-Jackson, Jamaal Khaleeq, Aslam Haaroon, Saahirah Nimat, Saabirah Faatimah, Taaj Saalim.

father:
Annette (Lang) Rockey Sarana

children:
Aqeel Nadeem-Jackson Sarana

Jamaal Khaleeq Sarana

Aslam Haaroon Sarana

Saahirah Nimat Sarana

Saabirah Faatimah Sarana

Taaj Saalim Sarana