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Mehnaz Turner

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Mehnaz Turner, Moorpark High School

Mehnaz Turner was born in Pakistan and raised in southern California.  She is a 2009 PEN USA Emerging Voices Fellow in Poetry.  She holds degrees from the University of Arizona, The University of Texas at Austin, UC Santa Barbara, and Cal State Channel Islands.  Her poetry has appeared in publications such as The Pedestal Magazine, Cahoots, Desilit Magazine, SAMAR (South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection), and An Anthology of California Poets (2006).  She teaches English at Moorpark High School.  Her website/blog on the writing life may be accessed at www.mehnazturner.blogspot.com.