Shayna Israel, founder and publisher of Plurality Press, comes by the studio to talk about the development of the press, its goals, the intersections of art and more!
About Shayna Israel:
Shayna Israel is a poet interested in the intersection between visual and literary arts. She recently graduated with an MA from the University at Buffalo and works with visually impaired and differently-abled students as a vocational coach and writing teacher.
She has read at the Nuyorican Café, Tritone, Rotunda, Rust Belt Books, Black Women's Arts Festival, Mama's Hip Hop Kitchen, 2009 LGBTQ Womyn of Color Conference, Erie County Community College, Chico State University and Haverford, Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr Colleges. Her work can be found in an anthology on black women writers edited by Dr. Nagueyalti Warren of Emory University, JENdA—an African-American women’s journal—and Issue 10 of the Origami Condom Literary Journal. She is the author of a self-published books of poetry: Just-Is: A Story.
She is an alumna of Bryn Mawr College and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Shayna will be pursuing her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Kansas.