Sheila-Na-Gig online’s First Quarterly Poetry Contest Winner!
I am pleased to announce that poet Jari Chevalier of Johnson, Vermont has won Sheila-Na-Gig online’s first quarterly poetry contest. Her poem “This Time of Year” will appear in Volume 1, Fall 2016, coming soon!
I co-founded the small press poetry magazine Sheila-Na-Gig in California in 1990. I ran the press for 10 years, producing 14 print copies of the journal. I now hold a Ph.D. in 20th Century American Literature from Ohio University and an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington. I am currently an Associate Professor of English at Ohio University Southern, where I teach courses in composition, American literature, and creative writing. My poetry, creative nonfiction, and critical essays have appeared, or are forthcoming, in The Brock Review, Proteus, Rattle, Spillway, and the critical anthologies, The Body in Medical Culture; On the Literary Nonfiction of Nancy Mairs; and Stephen King’s Contemporary Classics: Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror.