MoonSpit Poetry of Insights, Resources, Activism, and Art
MoonSpit Poetry is a blog, information sharing, activist site revolving around your host’s, Sheila McMullin, main feminist concerns. MoonSpit Poetry is a project figuring ways to be empathetic and resourceful human beings.
Sheila McMullin is an intersectional feminist, poet, after-school creative writing and college prep instructor. She is the author of daughterrarium (2017), winner of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Prize. She supports VIDA–Women in Literary Arts as the Managing Editor where she writes the column “Spotlight On!” celebrating literary magazines that publish a diverse representation of writers. She co-managed the release of the inaugural 2014 Women of Color Count and co-leads the management of the expanded Intersectional VIDA Count survey representing LGBTQI writers, disabled writers, and writers of color. She works for Shout Mouse Press, a writing program and publishing house with a mission to amplify unheard and underrepresented voices. With Shout Mouse she co-edited the collections Humans of Ballou and The Day Tajon Got Shot. She holds her MFA in Poetry from George Mason University where she was the 2012-2013 Heritage Fellow and the poetry editor and blog/twitter manager for So to Speak: a journal of language of art. During her final year at GMU, McMullin interned at the Library of Congress in the Poetry and Literature Center helping to create easily accessible poetry resources for the public through the LOC database. In 2010, Sheila lived and traveled throughout China teaching English to university students in the Shandong Province. For further information on publications, experience, and awards, please visit the Publications & Readings and C.V. Page.
A Note From Your Curator and Writer:
MoonSpit is feminine grit. My main goal on moonspitpoetry.com is to provide transparency on a feminist poet providing feminist-positive options–all in the effort of supporting gender, cultural, and racial equality. I want this blog and website to be a space of us learning about us in all of our grace and humiliations. How to overcome prejudice with honor and intellect. To share our triumphs and provide examples of when we failed and tried again to succeed. We all deserve respect. I hope we create a space here of thoughtful praise in dedication to a happy, happy future. Please feel able to interact and comment on resources and opinions on this site with encouragement, opportunities for growth, and widening perspectives. If you are interested in collaborating, email me at moonspitpoetry[at]gmail[dot]com.
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