Shanley Jacobs received the Catherine and Joan Byrne Poetry Prize through the Academy of American Poets in 2008. Her poetry has appeared in the Helen Burns Poetry Anthology: New Voices from the Academy of American Poets’ University and College Prizes, 1999–2008 and Gulf Coast. She studied English and creative writing at Drake University, and St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. She received her MFA in poetry from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009.
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