Dara-Lyn Shrager lives in Princeton, New Jersey and is the co-founder and editor of Radar Poetry. Her chapbook The Boy From Egypt was published in 2009 by Finishing Line Press. Her full-length manuscript Whiskey, X-Ray, Yankee was published by Barrow Street Press in 2018, after being named a finalist for the Barrow Street Poetry Prize. Whiskey, X-Ray, Yankee was also a finalist for the Akron Poetry Prize, the Perugia Prize, and the Brittingham and Pollak Prizes from the University of Wisconsin Press.
Dara-Lyn holds an MFA from Bennington College and a BA from Smith College, where she was the 1989 recipient of the Rosemary Thomas Prize for Poetry. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in many journals, including Southern Humanities Review, Barn Owl Review, Salamander, Yemassee, Whiskey Island, Tinderbox and Nashville Review. Her articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine and others.