Sheila McMullin: A Poetic Feminist MoonSpit Blog

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Year of the Anacostia River

100 years ago, the Anacostia River corridor in Washington, DC and Maryland was preserved as park land by Congress on August 31, 1918. To celebrate the Year of the Anacostia and #MakeWaves, … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Poems in Honor of the Full Blue Blood Moon

Moon Spit I walk the ocean its total expanse over every wave and riptide oil platform and sunken ship choked gull and diving whale filled with silver dagger moonlight         … Continue reading

January 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

New Educational Materials for Shout Mouse Press Books

Through writing workshops that lead to professional publication, Shout Mouse Press empowers those from marginalized backgrounds to tell their own stories in their own voices and, as published authors, to … Continue reading

January 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Poetry in The Ocean State Review

Alongside two of my literary mentors, Eric Pankey and Sally Ball, my poems Beating Belly and Proof are in the latest issue The Ocean State Review. In Volume 7, Number 1 daughterrarium is also reviewed by Sheryl … Continue reading

January 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Anisfield-Wolf Fellowship Accepting Applications Through 2/1!

Introducing Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s new Anisfield-Wolf Fellowship in Writing & Publishing! The Cleveland State University Poetry Center is accepting applications for the Anisfield-Wolf Fellowship in Writing & Publishing, a … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Lighthouse Reading Series at CSU Poetry Center with Sheila McMullin & Eric Fair

On May 25, 2016, I received a phone call from the ever stalwart and brilliant writer and Cleveland State University Poetry Center Director + Editor Caryl Pagel giving me the most … Continue reading

October 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Interview with Writer and Editor Sheila McMullin on “The Day Tajon Got Shot”

The Day Tajon Got Shot is now available from Shout Mouse Press. I had the honor of speaking to the writing process of this book with its youth authors for Wordgathering: … Continue reading

October 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

An Evening of Poetry in San Diego

Non-Standard Lit Presents: An Evening of Poetry at Verbatim Books in North Park featuring Jaimie Gusman and myself! 8:00pm 3793 30TH STREET, SAN DIEGO, CA 92104 I’ll be reading from daughterrarium and … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

daughterrarium reviewed!

In April 2017 my first book of poetry was officially released! Since then I have been honored with thoughtful and provocative responses to the collection. Even Small Press Distribution recommended daughterrarium … Continue reading

August 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brew & Forge Bookfair Open Until May 7th!

Like books? Like social justice? Well, at the Brew and Forge online bookfair you can help support community organizing projects by purchasing signed copies of your favorite authors’ works! This … Continue reading

April 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Come say “Hi!” at AWP 2017 in Washington DC

As my first collection of poetry was mostly written and edited during my time Washington DC, I am proud that daughterrarium will debut there as well! At this year’s Association of Writers and … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

CSU Poetry Center Announces 2016 Book Contest Titles

This is a monumental day for me. Today, Cleveland State University Poetry Center announced that they will be publishing my first full-length poetry collection, daughterrariums, in 2017! I am forever grateful … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Humans of Ballou Book Launch! Celebrate with Shout Mouse Press!

Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge. They are chaotic, sometimes painful, sometimes contradictory, but they come from deep within us. And we must key into those feelings … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

“On Comics and Disability”

Exploring the comics work of three artists, Georgia Webber, ET Russian, and Andrew Godfrey, my essay featured in the December 2015 issue of Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · Leave a comment
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