Stephanie Shafran, who lives and writes in Western MA, enjoys an active membership in both Straw Dog Writers Guild and Florence Poets Society. In addition to her chapbook Awakening, Stephanie has published writings in a variety of anthologies and journals, such as Earth’s Daughters, Whirlwind Review, Slant, and Silkworm. Her most recently published poem “After ‘Story’ by Richard Blanco” appears in the 2021 anthology A 21st Century Plague: Poetry from a Pandemic, edited by Elayne Clift.
In 2019, Stephanie’s poem “After ‘Since Unfinished’ by Richard Blanco” won 3rd place in the Robert P. Collén Poetry Competition. In 2020, her flash fiction story At the Lawyer’s Office was chosen as a semi-finalist in the River Styx Microfiction Contest.
Stephanie published Awakening in May of 2020.