Burgi Zenhaeusern [borghee tsenhoisern] grew up in Switzerland. She majored in English and Spanish Literature and Linguistics at the University of Basel, Switzerland, and attended workshops led by Rose Solari, Jean Nordhaus, Laura Fargas, and Yvette Neisser at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD. Her chapbook Behind Normalcy won the 2019 Harriss Poetry Prize, chosen by Erica Dawson, final judge, and Kwame Alexander, series editor. It is forthcoming in the fall of 2019 from CityLit Press. She co-edited the translations of the bilingual poetry anthology Knocking on the Door of the White House  (Zozobra Publishing, 2017, J. Ballesteros et al., editor), which was selected by Beltway Poetry Quarterly as a “2017 Ten Best” book. Her writing appears in various print and online journals. She lives with her husband in Chevy Chase, MD.

Here is the poet Heather Derr-Smith reading Rubber Glove (in the forthcoming Behind Normalcy). The reading is part of Derr-Smith’s Cuvaj Se/Take Care Border Protest Reading Series .


Find Burgi on twitter @Burgi323 .