Lynley(Shimat) Lys Bio
LynleyShimat Lys (MFA, Queens College- CUNY, Poetry and Translation, 2016) is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and poetry editor of the Hawai’i Review. Lynley has taught Composition and Creative Writing courses at Queens College - CUNY and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Website: http://lynleyshimatlyspoetry.weebly.com
Recent work appears in Drunken Boat Online, Apogee, Incessant Pipe, Window Cat Press, Revisions and The Great Gatsby Anthology from Silver Birch Press. Work is forthcoming in the Bowery Poetry Anthology. Lynley reviews poetry collections for Drunken Boat Online, and has reviewed books for Fjords Review. They worked as a social media and newsletter editor for H_NGM_N, and served as first reader for the First CLMP Firecracker Awards and the Atlas Review Chapbook Series. Recent readings include the Lamprophonic and Dead Rabbits Reading Series in New York and the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Lynley also held a residency at the Louis Armstrong Archive at Queens College, and served as archivist for the Meena Alexander papers in the Berg Collection of the NYPL.