Risë Kevalshar Collins

Boise, ID

Essayist, poet, and fiction short story writer Risë Kevalshar Collins studies creative writing at Boise State University where she’s served on the editorial staff of Idaho Review. Risë earned an MSW at University of Houston. She holds a BFA in Drama from Carnegie-Mellon University and was a member of the original Broadway production of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow is Enuf by Notzake Shange. Risë’s play, Incandescent Tones, was produced off-Broadway and in repertory theatre. Her op-ed essays have been published in Idaho Statesman, The Blue Review, Boise Weekly, Arbiter, and elsewhere. Recently, she was featured on the Idaho PBS online series “The 180.” Her creative nonfiction was selected as a finalist for North American Review’s Terry Tempest Williams Prize. Risë’s work appears or is forthcoming in The Indianapolis Review, The Minnesota Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, North American Review, and Texas Review. https://theindianapolisreview.com/passionflowers/ https://theindianapolisreview.com/pauli/
Risë Kevalshar Collins