Introducing our August 2023 Reviewer-in-Residence:
Shantell (Shan) Powell is a two-spirit author, artist and swamp hag who grew up in an apocalyptic cult while living off the land. Powell is the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive Fellow for 2023, a fellow for the Roots Wounds Words Winter Retreat in 2023 and a recent graduate of the Writers’ Studio at Simon Fraser University and the LET(s) Lead Academy at Yale University. She has a BA in Classics, English Drama and Creative Writing at the University of New Brunswick, and studied Art and Design at Conestoga College and the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. Her writing has appeared in Augur, Cloud Lake Literary Journal, Feminist Studies Journal, Prairie Fire, Yellow Medicine Journal and more. Her visual art has been shown in the National Textile Museum, OCAD and Porcelain Painters of Canada. When she’s not writing or making things, she’s getting filthy in the woods.