Shanna Compton

Current Poems, Essays & Interviews

Five poems in the Brooklyn Rail (July/August, 2016)

A poem in About Place (June 2016: Reimagine Everything Differently, Vol. 4, Issue 1)

Three poems in the Laurel Review (Fall 2015, Vol. 48, Issue 2)

An interview at Tiny Press Practices (August 2015)

A poem in the political poetry feature at the Philadelphia Review of Books (May 2015)

Two poems 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 Clich├ęs),
  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.