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.
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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

Pockets Full of Rocks
Published online by Sad Girl’s Club Lit
December 11, 2020

Speed of the Valley
Verses from the Plains A Poetry Collection
Published by The Nebraska Writers Guild
Released October 2020 (Amazon)

Covid Sunset
Fruits of Our Quarantine
Published by Wingless Dreamer
Contest Winner/Top 10 Finalist
Released November 2020

Mining the Gap
Published online by Prometheus Dreaming
Volume 2, Issue 2.5
September 2020

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The Good Life Review ~ An online literary publication based out of Omaha, Nebraska. Founded in 2020 and currently accepting submissions for Issue #6.

Forthcoming in 2021 ~ A Chapbook, “Unsuspecting Cinderella” to be published by Finishing Line Press

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


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Shyla Shehan

Omaha, Nebraska