SHEILA SQUILLANTE is the author of the poetry collections, Mostly Human, winner of the 2020 Wicked Woman Book Prize from BrickHouse Books, and Beautiful Nerve, as well as three chapbooks of poetry: In This Dream of My Father, Women Who Pawn Their Jewelry and A Woman Traces the Shoreline. She is also co-author, along with Sandra L. Faulkner, of the writing craft book, Writing the Personal: Getting Your Stories Onto the Page.

Her debut essay collection will be published by CLASH Books in 2022!

She directs and teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at Chatham University, where she is Executive Editor of The Fourth Rivera journal of nature and place-based writing. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA, with two dogs, two rats, a lizard, a bird, two teenagers and a philosopher.

She has let the morning glories take over the yard.