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RAE GOUIRAND is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, Glass is Glass Water is Water (Spork Press, 2018), and Open Water (winner of the Bellday Prize, Bellday Books, 2011).  She has founded numerous long-running workshops in poetry and prose in northern California and online, and lectures in the Department of English at UC-Davis.

Rae Gouirand won the  3rd Annual Oro Fino Chapbook Competition.

Final Judge, TC Tolbert, author of Gephyromania says this of Gouirand’s chapbook:

“In MUST APPLE, Rae Gouirand writes a world that stays and can never stay into a prolonged, if not perpetual, being.  A grandfather stringing beans, the skin of a persimmon turning the sharp edge of her language-knife takes what could be mundane and skins it with light.  These poems make me want to be a more careful writer and a more attentive human eating from and breathing with this world.  What I’m trying to say has already been said better by a friend of Tu Fu in the 8th century: Thank you for letting me read your poems.  It was like being alive twice.”