"Compton does as much as anyone yet to represent the way her youngish people live now, the alterable, friable, quizzical, digital, comical voice of a plugged-in, sexed-out, and reluctantly but unmistakably political cohort." —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
MARCH 7, 2020: Whale Prom has been canceled due to Public Health Emergency in San Antonio. • APRIL 4: LitLife Poetry Festival at Rosemont College, Bryn Mawr, PA • APRIL 16–19: New Orleans Poetry Festival Bookfair with Bloof Books • APRIL 25: Reading and Small Press Event at Inkwood Books in Haddonfield, NJ
Shanna Compton is the author of Creature Sounds Fade (Black Lawrence, 2020), Brink (Bloof, 2013), For Girls & Other Poems (Bloof, 2008), Down Spooky (Open Book Award Winner, Winnow, 2005), and several chapbooks. She's currently writing The Hazard Cycle, a book-length speculative poem. 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.