Shanna stands in the corner of a room in bright daylight, wearing a dark sweater and glasses. Her hair is mostly silver, and falls in waves below her shoulders. On the wall behind her two paintings. She is looking directly at the viewer and softly smiling.

Shanna Compton is a poet and printmaker and poet in Blue Hill, ME. She is the author of five books of poems: Creature Sounds Fade (Black Lawrence Press), Midwinter Constellation (coauthor, Black Lawrence Press), Brink (Bloof Books), For Girls & Other Poems (Bloof Books), Down Spooky (Winnow Press). Her poems have appeared in publications such as the NationAmerican Poetry Review, the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day series, Court GreenBennington ReviewBlack Warrior ReviewTypo, and The Best American Poetry anthology series.

As a visual artist, she works in linocut, collage, monotype, screen print, and mixed media illustration. Selected work is available through Hi Water Press, as well as seasonal markets and art festivals in Maine. She also freelances as a commercial book designer and illustrator, collaborating with more than a dozen independent publishers.