SHABNAM PIRYAEI's collection of poetry 'ode to fragile' was published by Plain View Press in 2010. 'A Method for Counting Days' will be published by Furniture Press Books in 2012. She has been awarded the Poets & Writers Amy Award for Poetry, as well as grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, and the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. Most recently she has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her work has been published in several journals including Poets & Writers Magazine, Unsaid, The Florida Review, Flashquake, and The Furnace Review. Her writings have been performed at the MAD Theatre Festival in the United Kingdom, and her poetry-films have been screened in the U.S. at the Woodstock Film Festival, Indie Spirit Film Festival, Red Rock Film Festival, Miami Short Film Festival, Noor Film Festival, HollyShorts Film Festival, International Literary Film Festival, Video Art and Experimental Film Festival, Catskill Film and Video Festival, Co-Kisser Poetry Film Festival, Digital Arts Entertainment Laboratory, (sub)Urban Projections, Blissfest333 and the Target Art Gallery, and internationally at the Canterbury Short Film Festival, Portobello Film Festival, Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Sadho Poetry Film Festival, Visible Verse Festival, Art Monastery Film Festival, Festival Videomedeja, the Unlike Art Gallery, Elysium Art Gallery, New Gallery London, Youyou Gallery, Jotta and Galleria Perelà.