Shanna Compton


Meet the Press: Nin Andrews interviewed me for the Best American Poetry blog

Nin Andrews conducts an ongoing series of small press publisher/editor interviews for the Best American Poetry blog and she kindly invited me to participate.

She and I talked about how I came to be an editor and poet, how Bloof Books came to be, and what I really love about working with poets, making books together. I also chose a couple of poems from Bloof poets Jennifer L. Knox and Elisabeth Workman.

Read the interview here.

Check the archives here, for other interviews in the series, including Matthew Zapruder of Wave, Janet Holmes of Ahsahta, Gabriel Fried of Persea, Ed Ochester of the Pitt Poetry Series, and others. (I'm not through reading them all yet.)

On her blog (where she often posts great single-panel comix!), Nin also posted this drawing of me. I like it better than the photo.


Women Poets Wearing Sweatpants

Oh, and there was this, the other day. (Peek at the archive, too. My favorite poetry meme, with so many new-to-me women poets. All fierce!)


Broadside from the Center for Book Arts reading

I did a reading at the Center for Book Arts with Harmony Holiday on December 6. This gorgeous broadside was designed and printed by Ana Paula Cordeira. Hand-set Grotesque type, monoprint on Bertini paper. Signed in metallic gold. Edition of 100. I have gifted my copies, but I think they will eventually be for sale here.