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|Shan Cawley is currently a full-time English student at West Virginia University
and a part-time poet. Cawley is the author of depression is a thunderstorm
and i am a scared dog and kingdom now, both published by Maudlin House Press.
Much of Cawley's work primarily deals with the intricacies of growing up
in an abusive household, and overcoming trauma through a literary lens. Cawley
is also the recipient of the WVU NAACP's Image Awards Rising Mountaineer
and the Jon Scott Nelson First Year Writing Award. Cawley hopes to pursue
an MA in English literature, and then move towards a PhD specializing in
the construction of gender narratives in 18th century British Romantic fiction.