Her essays and articles have appeared in Drunken Boat, the Washington Post, the Jewish Daily Forward, Zeek, and the Valparaiso Poetry Review.
She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was selected by Adrienne Rich as a recipient of a National Writers Union Poetry Prize. She received an Amy Award (Poets & Writers Magazine) and was a finalist in Narrative’s 5th Annual Poetry Contest. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Narrative, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Normal School, Apiary, H_NGM_N, Cortland Review, Coal Hill Review, Southern Poetry Review, Margie, and others. Her chapbook, The Apparatus of Visible Things, is published by Finishing Line Press. She is the editor-in-chief and poetry editor of the literary journal Storyscape and the founder of the Red Sofa Salon & Poetry Workshop in Philadelphia.
Ratzabi holds an MFA in Poetry Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, a BA in English from Barnard College, and a BA in Jewish Philosophy from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She lives in Philadelphia.