Raised in a renovated slaughterhouse on the outskirts of Wilmington, Ohio, Shannon C. Ward is author of the poetry collection, Blood Creek. A recipient of the Foley Poetry Award, the White Oak Kitchen Prize in Southern Poetry, and the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Prize, Ward has also been a resident fellow at Yaddo, Willapa Bay AirNorton Island, Brush Creek Ranch, and the Anderson Center. Her poems have appeared in many excellent journals, including New Ohio Review, Great River ReviewTar River Poetry, and others. She received an MFA in Poetry from North Carolina State University in 2009 and is the Executive Editor of Longleaf Press.

4 thoughts on “Bio

  1. Shannon, I am so glad to have found your site! I remember you as the most gifted in that poetry class we shared a decade or so ago and you have fulfilled all the promise! Best to you and thanks for sharing your gift with us all! – Sara VanderClute

  2. Thank you, I really appreciate your post about the Holly House (one of the very few I can find on the web as I research it)!

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