Yerra’s poem “[Night after night, what she saw in her sleep],” from her forthcoming book Aunt Bird, appears in the Spring 2020 issue of Ploughshares. This issue was edited by Tracy K. Smith.

On 4.21.20, Yerra participated in a Yom HaShoah Reading sponsored by O Miami & The Jewish Book Council. It was curated by Erika Meitner. The readers were Erika Meitner, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Allison Davis, Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Rachel Mennies, Luisa Muradyan, sam sax, Jason Schneiderman, Yerra Sugarman, & Rachel Zucker.

A poem from Yerra’s forthcoming book Aunt Bird (Four Way Books, March 2022) is featured on the website of the Colorado Review:  .

The former Poet Laureate of the United States, Tracy K. Smith, has selected one of Yerra’s poems for publication in the Spring 2020 issue of Ploughshares. The poem that was selected is in Yerra’s book, Aunt Bird, which is forthcoming from Four Way Books.

Two poems from Yerra’s forthcoming poetry book, Aunt Bird, will appear in the journal Bat City Review.

Two poems by Yerra are in the current issue of American Literary Review:

Yerra’s poetry book, Aunt Bird, was accepted for publication by Four Way Books, and is forthcoming from the press.

Yerra’s chapbook From Her Lips Like Steam will be published by Aureole Press at the University of Toledo.

Yerra’s poetry manuscript, Aunt Bird, was a finalist for the Pleiades Press Editors Prize.

Tupelo Quarterly is online ( ) with Yerra’s hybrid poem included in it:

Yerra has poems forthcoming in the Colorado Review, Cherry Tree, Tupelo Quarterly, and in the American Literary Review.

Yerra’s poem titled “The Teacher” was published on October 18, 2018 in the online issue of Crab Orchard Review

Yerra will be on a panel at AWP 2019 which will take place in Portland, Oregon:
“Holocaust Poetics: Writing the Traumatized Past and Present.”  The other panelists are Jehanne Dubrow, Julia Dasbach, Luisa Muradyan, and Jason Schneiderman.

Yerra was awarded the position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Toledo.  She begins Fall 2018.

In March 2018, Yerra will be featured as one of Image‘s “Artists of the Month.”

Two of Yerra’s poems were nominated for a Pushcart Prize by AGNI.

Some of her poems have recently appeared in AGNIThe Mississippi ReviewThe Bellevue Review, Still Life with Poem: Contemporary Natures Mortes in Verse, and in Copper Nickel.

Other poems are forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review and Image.

In June 2018, Yerra was featured as “Artist of the Month” by Image Magazine: