Chavonn Shen

Chavonn Williams Shen is a Minneapolis native and an educator. She was the first place winner for the 2018 Landlocked Magazine poetry contest judged by Ely Shipley and as well as the first place winner of the 2017 Still I Rise grant for African American women. She was a 2017 Pushcart Prize nominee, a 2017 Best of the Net Award finalist, a winner of the 2016-2017 Mentor Series in Poetry and Creative Prose through the Loft Literary Center, and a 2016 fellow through the Givens Foundation for African American Literature. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review, Permafrost MagazineCosmonaut Avenue, Yemassee, and elsewhere.