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Shelby Pinkham

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Shelby Pinkham (she/they) is a Chicanx, queer, bipolar poet from the Central Valley. Their work hopes to dismantle archives that honor institutions, systems, and policies before people; a visual poetix comprised of collage, paint, and text. Their writing has appeared in Pank, Honey Literary, Flies, Cockroaches, and Poets, and elsewhere. They were a runner-up in Poetry Online’s 2021 Launch Prize and placed second in the 2019 Betty Creative Writing Awards. They earned an MA from Cal State Bakersfield and an MFA from Fresno State. They work as an editor for the Kern County literary journal Rabid Oak and as an educator at Clovis Community College. You can find them on Instagram (@pinkhamshelby).

Cohort: Poetry

Year: 2022

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