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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.


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


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


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.


  • 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.


Member of Academy American Poets.


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

Annette (Lang) Rockey Sarana

Aqeel Nadeem-Jackson Sarana

Jamaal Khaleeq Sarana

Aslam Haaroon Sarana

Saahirah Nimat Sarana

Saabirah Faatimah Sarana

Taaj Saalim Sarana