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Welcome to my blog, hi! My name is Shanley. 

I'm delighted you've joined my online community and would love to hear from you. Connect with me on my socials, and always feel free to send me a dm on Facebook or Instagram! Visit me there, or stay and wander through my website. You're welcome to stay as long as you like.

My Story

I'm a writer, illustrator, and content creator in Dundee, Scotland. I'm an avid reader of contemporary lit, absurdist realism, non-fiction and poetry. I have published over 17 literature reviews, and Review for The Harvard Review, DURA (Dundee's Review of the Arts), and the Courier. I am also the co-founder and Managing Editor of Refuge Online Journal. 

My poetry received acclaim in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly, SaveAs International Poetry, the Oxford Review of Books and Be Still Media 2022 Competition. More writings are featured in the Crank, eris & eros, the Napkin Poetry Review and Passengers Journal. Click here to read more. 

I used to live between Florida and North Carolina, Oxfordshire, and even spent a spell in Malta. Much of my work reflects my experience of immigrating to United Kingdom and weighs the beautiful tension of belonging to more than one place.

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