Shawn Nacona Stroud lives in Charlotte, NC where he works as a graphic artist. His poems are inspired by the state of Florida where he grew up, and the people and beautiful landscapes of North Carolina where he now resides. Shawn Stroud’s poems have appeared in literary journals and ezines such as Word Catalyst Magazine, Mississippi Crow Magazine, Loch Raven Review, Crescent Moon Journal, The Poetry Worm, and Here and Now. His poetry has also appeared in two anthologies The Poetry Pages Vol. IV and Poetry from the Dark Side Vol. 2. Besides painting, Shawn’s other passion has always been reading and writing poetry, and while he is not busy expressing his thoughts and feelings on canvas or paper he spends his free time editing poetry challenges for an online poetry workshop called the Desert Moon Review.
Publications and Prizes
Poetry from the Dark Side: Volume II (PoetryPages.com, 2007), Poetry Pages: A Collection of Voices from Around the World Volume IV (PoetryPages.com, 2006)
Crescent Moon Journal, Loch Raven Review, Mississippi Crow Magazine, Poetryfish, The Poetry Worm, Up the Staircase, Word Catalyst Magazine
Shawn is a Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards for Poems on the Jewish finalist for 2008-2009 and his poem "Shadows" was nominated by the Mississippi Crow Magazine for the Pushcart Prize in 2008.
What I'm Reading Now:
The People Look Like Flowers At Last by Charles Bukowski, The Witching Hour by Anne Rice, The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath, Satan Says by Sharon Olds, Fear Itself by Stan Rice
Ariel, Interview with the Vampire, His Dark Materials, What the Living Do, and The Gunslinger.
Anne Rice, Stephen King, Sharon Olds, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, and Charles Bukowski
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Listing last updated: March 10, 2009