Shannon Phillips earned her MFA in creative writing from California State University, Long Beach. In 2011, she started Carnival, an online literary magazine, which she eventually transitioned into Picture Show Press. She is also the co-founder of the annual Mother’s Day poetry reading at Gatsby Books and the recipient of the 28th Moon Prize from Writing In A Woman’s Voice. Her most recent chapbook, Body Parts, was published by dancing girl press in 2017. After teaching ESL for 3 years, she decided to study Arabic and hopes to one day work in the field of translation. Find her here or on Twitter @hungrybookstore.