Shayla Lawson


Shayla Lawson is the author of three books of poetry—A Speed Education in Human Being, the chapbook PANTONE and I Think I’m Ready to see Frank Oceanand the forthcoming essay collection THIS IS MAJOR (Harper Perennial, 2020).  Their work has appeared in print & online at Tin House, PAPER, ESPN, Salon, Guernica, & others. A MacDowell and Yaddo Artist Colony Fellow, Shayla Lawson currently serves as Writer-in-Residence and Director of Creative Writing at Amherst College.   Photo: Kareem Black