Iris Jamahl Dunkle is the current Poet Laureate of Sonoma County, CA. Interrupted Geographies, published by Trio House Press, is her third collection of poetry.  It was featured as the Rumpus Poetry Book Club selection for July 2017.  Her debut poetry collection, Gold Passage, was selected by Ross Gay to win the 2012 Trio Award. Her second collection, There’s a Ghost in this Machine of Air was published in 2015. Her work has been published in numerous publications including Fence, Calyx, Catamaran, Poet’s Market 2013, Women’s Studies and Chicago Quarterly Review.  Dunkle teaches at Napa Valley College and is one Poetry Director of the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference. 


Iris Jamahl Dunkle