SHANNON SANKEY is the author of WE RAN RAPTUROUS (The Atlas Review 2019). She holds an MFA in Poetry and Pedagogy from Chatham University, where she was the Margaret L. Whitford Fellow. She is the recipient of a 2017 Academy of American Poets University & College Prize and a 2019 SAFTA Residency, and she was selected for the 2019 Best New Poets anthology. She was a finalist for a Wisconsin Institute of Creative Writing poetry fellowship. She founded Stranded Oak Press in 2016 to publish chapbooks by Pittsburgh poets. Her poems and essays have appeared in literary and academic journals, periodicals, and anthologies. She is a senior-level copywriter and community instructor from Pittsburgh, PA.