Zauni Tanil is an American poet, novelist, and short story writer with an editorial background in entertainment and human interest.
POET · NOVELIST · ESSAYIST
Tanil began her career as an entertainment editor in Las Vegas writing style and entertainment stories for Vegas Seven magazine alongside other digital and print publications. During her time there she interviewed notable local and celebrity talent, detailed Vegas’s exemplary nightlife scene, and profiled a series of designer launches and fashion stories.
After two years freelancing in media Tanil stepped away to concentrate on her literary work. Drawing from her studies in humanities and social sciences her writing centers on human connection with a distinct focus on relationships, intimacy, and sensuality.
In 2018 Tanil published her first book Flowers From Smoke, an intimate collection of poetry, prose, and short stories detailing the passionate demise of an ill-fated love affair. Tanil is currently working on her second book.
Outside of her poetry and published works she still enjoys writing human interest profiles for digital and print publications.
Truthfully I’m either extravagantly profound or completely full of nonsense. I’m still trying to decide which one. I’ve got a penchant for textiles, aromachology, and french literature. I spent the majority of my early twenties in luxury commerce of which I spent some glorious time working for Sarah Jessica Parker and her italian shoe brand SJP collection. And yes, she was lovely. I live on coffee, wine, and sylvia plath poems. With the occasional bottle of gin. - z.