is a poet and performance artist based out of Atlanta, GA. They are the author of DIARY OF A GHOST GIRL (Glass Poetry Press, 2019). Shay’s work explores the intersection of tenderness existing in the context of hard world- navigating queerness, girlhood and various forms of softness. Shay has been featured by or is forthcoming from The Rumpus, Button Poetry, Tinderbox Poetry, Write About Now, FreezeRay, and Glass, amongst others.
Shay was the winner of the 2017 Brett Elizabeth Jenkins poetry prize and the 2017 Java Monkey Slam championship. In 2018, their slam team, Art Amok, won the National Poetry Slam group piece finals. Shay was a Whitinger Scholar at Ball State University, where they earned a BFA in Acting.