Shanna Compton is the author of Creature Sounds Fade (Black Lawrence, 2021), Brink (Bloof, 2013), For Girls & Other Poems (Bloof, 2008), Down Spooky (Open Book Award Winner, Winnow, 2005), and several chapbooks. She is among the 32 coauthors of the collaborative book-length poem Midwinter Constellation (Black Lawrence, 2022). Her poetry and essays are widely published, appearing in Best American Poetry, the Nation, American Poetry Review, McSweeney’s, the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day series, and elsewhere. She works as a freelance book designer for many of your favorite small presses and lives in Blue Hill, Maine.
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