Shoshauna Shy is a Midwestern poet, and the founder of Woodrow Hall Editions, the Woodrow Hall Jumpstart Awards, and the Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf programs. Her poems have been published in The Seattle Review, Cimarron Review, The Briar Cliff Review, Rattle, Poetry Northwest and by over 200 other journals and presses. One of her poems was selected for the Poetry 180 Library of Congress program launched by Billy Collins.

Author of five collections, and a recipient of an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association, her mixed-media assemblage incorporating a poem titled “Saturday Night in Cheyenne” took second place Best of Show at the International Society of Human Ethology conference on the University of Wisconsin campus in 2010. She was a finalist for the Tom Howard/Margaret Reid poetry prize sponsored by Winning Writers in 2015, and works for the Wisconsin Humanities Council in Madison, Wisconsin where she helped create, coordinate and facilitate poetry programs for the annual Wisconsin Book Festival in downtown Madison for a decade.

Shoshauna is also a flash fiction author - but that's another story!