About Shelby Stephenson

Shelby Stephenson's Family Matters: Homage to July, the Slave Girl won the 2008 Bellday Poetry Prize, Allen Grossman, judge. Recent publications include chapbooks from Finishing Line Press: Playing Dead (2011) and Play My Music Anyhow (2013). Please visit Shelby's website and connect with him on on Facebook.



Nin’s making ham-hock soup, feeding her hypomania: A.M. radio talking-heads

rail for holiness on and on for keeping “Christ” in Christmas, the needles, I’m sure

screaming eagles in the VU-Meters at consoles saluting Limbaugh − Rush, Rush, Rush! ...{read more}