Poetry. "An original mind belongs in poems. Since I first encountered Shannon Burns' mind in poems I've understood that the same astonishment and register of yes and so why not would happen to me every time. It has. Her work works the way some kind of universal refresh button for your mind might work. When one of her poems says 'But there's time in life too for the try- anything mood, / without which I would not have this limousine, nor / this long, bright tentacle slapping the highway with light,' you might know it's time you make poetry, maybe Shannon Burns' poetry, your guidebook."—Dara Wier
About the Author
Shannon Burns grew up in the Missouri Ozarks and now lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, Jacob.