Shawna Ervin has an MFA from Pacific Lutheran University in poetry and nonfiction. She is a recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation fellowship. Her work has been published widely including Tampa Review, Rappahannock Review, Sonora Review, and Sweet: A Literary Confection. She serves as a guest artist and mentor for Art from Ashes in Denver, which helps struggling youth tell their stories through poetry. She shares an adorable house with her family.