Shanna Compton

Current Poems, Essays & Interviews

"Friday the 13th Sonnet" at Ink Node (October, 2017)

"Names for Storms," a poem from Creature Sounds Fade, in Open Letters Monthly (October, 2017)

"The Arson Prevention Program," a poem from Creature Sounds Fade, in TAPP (March, 2017)

"It's Trash Night" and "In what word," two poems from Creature Sounds Fade, in Bedfellows (Fall 2016 print, Spring 2017 online)

Five poems from Creature Sounds Fade in the Brooklyn Rail (July/August, 2016)

"Desert Valley in Bloom," a poem from Creature Sounds Fade, in About Place (June 2016: Reimagine Everything Differently, Vol. 4, Issue 1)

Three poems from Creature Sounds Fade in the Laurel Review (Fall 2015, Vol. 48, Issue 2)
With Dashes Fitted, with Intent Spliced
An Obsession with Dirt, a Desire for Order
Never Again

An interview at Tiny Press Practices (August 2015)

A poem in the political poetry feature at the Philadelphia Review of Books (May 2015, no longer online)

Two poems from Creature Sounds Fade in Barn Owl Review (Spring 2015)

Virtual Browsing at the Buffalo Small Press Bookfair,
  a "By the Cover" photo essay at Real Pants (May 2015)

Virtual Browsing at the CUNY/NYC Chapfest,
  a "By the Cover" photo essay at Real Pants (April 2015)

On Bloof Books at Poetry Society of America (April 2015)

Painting in a Box (and other Poetry Book Design Clichés),
  a "By the Cover" essay/review at Real Pants (March 2015)

First Impressions,
  a "By the Cover" essay/review at Real Pants (February 2015)

Half the Work Is Simply Staring,
  a "By the Cover" interview with Alban Fischer at Real Pants (February 2015)

Great Pretenders,
  a "By the Cover" essay/review at Real Pants (January 2015)

Conversion Experience,
  a "By the Cover" essay/review at Real Pants (January 2015)

Deadfalls & Snares in the Love Economy,
  a "By the Cover" essay/review at Real Pants (January 2015)

A review of Claudia Rankine's Citizen, the #1 book of 2014 for Coldfront (January 2015)

A poem appears in the anthology Please Add to This List: Teaching Bernadette Mayer's Sonnets & Experiments (Tender Buttons, 2014)

An interview about my long poem The Hazard Cycle appears in the anthology Sixty Morning Talks by Andy Fitch (Ugly Duckling, 2014) Note: at the time of this interview my poem was called "The Seam," a title I have since changed because it has been used by two other poets for recent books.