An Interview with Shaindel Beers!

by | Feb 19, 2019 | Achievements, Publications, and Writing Challenges, Blog, Poetry Collections, Reviews

Hi all, and Happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed your weekend. It’s been a little quiet around here while I work my way through some new projects, but I wanted to take a moment to share one of the successes: My interview with Shaindel Beers, author of the lovely poetry collection, Secure Your Own Mask, is now live with The Rumpus!

You can read it here.

Thank you, all, so very much for your support. I hope you have an opportunity to read it; our time discussing these questions was so much fun, and Shaindel’s poetry is lovely, and comes highly recommended!


Shaindel Beers’ poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She is currently an instructor of English at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon, in Eastern Oregon’s high desert and serves as Poetry Editor of ContraryA Brief History of Time, her first full-length poetry collection, was released by Salt Publishing in 2009. Her second collection, The Children’s War and Other Poems,was released in February of 2013. Her most recent collection, Secure Your Own Mask, won the White Pine Poetry Prize for 2017.