Photo by Brick Kyle

Photo by Brick Kyle

 

 
 

Shayla Lawson is the author of three books of poetry—A Speed Education in Human Being, the chapbook PANTONE and I Think I’m Ready to see Frank Oceanand the forthcoming essay collection THIS IS MAJOR (Harper Perennial, 2020).  

Her work has appeared in print & online at Tin House, PAPER, ESPN, Salon,  Guernica, & others.  She curates The Tenderness Project with Ross Gay and writes poems with Chet’la Sebree (pronounced Shayla, no relation).

A MacDowell and Yaddo Artist Colony Fellow, Shayla Lawson is a member of The Affrilachian Poets & currently serves as Writer-in-Residence and Director of Creative Writing at Amherst College.

 
 
 

Contact: info [at] shaylalawson [dot] com