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 MAJOR: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, & Being Dope {AF} (Harper Perennial, 2020).  

Her work has appeared in print & online at Tin House, GRAMMA, ESPN, SalonThe OffingGuernica, Colorado Review, Barrelhouse, & MiPOesias

She works on The Tenderness Project. And writes poems with Chet’la Sebree (pronounced Shayla, no relation). Her work has been supported by the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo Artist Colony, The Cini Foundation and her Havanese, Sammy Davis Jr. Jr. She is a member of The Affrilachian Poets.

 
 
 

Contact: info [at] shaylalawson [dot] com