Shyla Shehan is an analytical Virgo born and blossomed in the Midwest. Her most noteworthy accomplishment to date is divorcing her (now former) career as a Healthcare IT Integration Specialist. Since then, she has pledged her undying love and fealty to Poetry but has so far refused to get matching tattoos. But wait! There’s more

Shyla’s debut collection of poems is now available from the Finishing Line Press product catalog and Amazon.


Reading the Streets
Published in The Ocotillo Review
Volume 6.1 Winter 2022
by Kallisto Gaia Press
Released February 2022

Geometry and Other Tragedies
Published online by Tangled Locks
December 22, 2021

Stars Under Glass
Published online by The Decadent Review
October 16, 2021

Fifteen Billboards
Published online by The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts / Matter Press
August 27, 2021

Published by Corpus Callosum Press
Plainsongs, Summer 2021

Life and Death at the Castle
Published online by Heartwood Literary Magazine
Issue 11, Spring 2021
Released May 1, 2021

Castle Recursion and Castle Omnipresence
Published online by The Write Launch
February 2, 2021

Open Window
Published online by Wild Roof Journal
Issue #6
January 4, 2021

To Whom or What or Where
Published online by Local Honey | Midwest
January 1, 2021

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A Double American Sonnet for Terrance Hayes
Nebraska Poetry Society
2022 Contest
First Place Winner
Honorable Mention for “What I Would Give”

The Good Life Review ~ An online literary publication based out of Omaha, Nebraska. Founded in 2020. Accepting submissions here.

Poetry Collection: “Unsuspecting Cinderella”
Released April 2022
Available at Finishing Line Press here or on Amazon.

American Academy of Poets
University and College Poetry Prize
2020 Winner
University of Nebraska, MFA
Posted on poets.org


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