Featured Artist: Shawna Ervin

Synkroniciti is thrilled to welcome back poet Shawna Ervin from Denver, Colorado. Our new “Flow” issue features three of her graceful poems. “Truth Spins” describes a moment of stillness, a breath between experiences that tax one’s hold on reality. “Motherhood” is a nostalgic look at the early childhood years which pass all too quickly, especially for parents. The last, “Illusion of Us,” grieves the loss of an intimate relationship. All three are thoughtful and spare, communicating human emotion with a touching economy of words and a vividness of feeling and image.

Read Shawna’s warmhearted poetry in the new issue of Synkroniciti, “Flow.” You can subscribe or purchase the issue here:  https://synkroniciti.com/the-magazine/.

Shawna Ervin has an MFA in nonfiction and poetry from Pacific Lutheran University. She attended Bread Loaf in nonfiction in 2021 and received a fellowship from the Sustainable Arts Foundation to attend the Mineral School residency. She teaches English to high schoolers through a community college, serves as a guest artist and mentor to struggling youth through Art from Ashes, and is a poetry reader forAdroit Journal.

Recent publications include poetry in Tampa Review, Cagibi, Euphony Journal, Evening Street Review, Synkroniciti, and Rappahannock Review, and prose in The Delmarva Review, The Maine Review, Sonora Review, Summerset Review, Sweet: A Literary Confection, and elsewhere. Her poetry chapbook Mother Lines was published by Finishing Line Press in 2020.

Here is “Labored,” from our “Hidden” Issue (Vol. 2, No. 4).

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