Shanna Compton


The Quotidian Bee: New weekdaily zine at Medium

Last week, Bloof Books officially launched our new weekdaily poetry zine, the Quotidian Bee, featuring selections from small press books, chapbooks & magazines. Submissions will open in January. One poem at a time, with links to the publishers for more information & ordering. Please come & browse.

First week archives


MON 11/16/15  
"Self-Portrait as Shop Window" by Patricia Spears Jones

TUE 11/17/15    
"Dear Other:" by Megan Burns

WED 11/18/15      
"That Outfit Is Smart Because It References Pamela Des Barres" by Gina Abelkop

THU 11/19/15      
"Layla" by Lauren Clark

FRI 11/20/15      
"Untitled" by Marisa Crawford

The Quotidian Bee


This weekend in Philadelphia

I'll be at the Bloof Books bookfair table Thursday through Saturday, for Philalalia.

And this event Friday night.


Interview at Tiny Press Practices

Carmelo Valone interviewed me for the CalArts Tiny Press Practices blog (for a book arts–focused class taught by Jen Hofer). We talked about the Bloof Books series of ‪handmade‬ ‪poetry‬ ‪chapbooks‬, including recent ones by Jackie Clark and Daniel Borzutzky, as well as humor, politics, how small presses create space for new voices, and the first chapbook I bought for my personal stash in Austin, TX in the mid 90s.

Here's the link.


Tomorrow in Brooklyn I'm reading with Hoa Nguyen at Studio Dynaco

Tomorrow in Brooklyn!

Posted by Shanna Compton on Saturday, May 16, 2015


Upcoming Readings: May

Witches having tea in Wales

Sunday, May 17 @ 3:30 PM in Brooklyn, NY

Shanna Compton & Hoa Nguyen
1112 Bedford Avenue 
More info 

Sunday, May 24 @ 2:00 PM in Ardmore, PA 

Barn Swallow Reading 
Shanna Compton & Elinor Nauen
Details to come