Shannon McConnell is a writer, educator and musician originally from Vancouver, British Columbia. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in untethered, The Fieldstone Review, Louden Singletree, In Medias Res, Rat’s Ass Review, The Anti-Languorous Project. etc. She holds degrees in English Literature and Education from UFV and SFU, respectively, and is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan’s MFA in Writing program. She recently completed a MA in History also from the University of Saskatchewan. In 2018, she won second place for the John V. Hicks Long Manuscript Award for Poetry. She currently lives in Kingston, Ontario where she is working on her PhD in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University.