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Shaindel Beers’ poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She is currently a professor of English at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon, in Eastern Oregon’s high desert and also serves as Poetry Editor of Contrary. Her second full-length poetry collection, The Children's War and Other Poems, will be released in February of 2013.

Prizes:First place Karen Fredericks and Frances Willitts Poetry Prize (2008) Grand Prize Co-winner Trellis Magazine sestina contest (2008) First place Dylan Days Poetry Competition (2007) Award-winning poem published, Eleventh Muse (2006) Honorable mention, Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Awards (2005) Honorable mention, Juniper Creek/Unnamed Writ...more

One of my poems is up at Verse Daily today. Enjoy! :-)
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Away for the Summer (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A Short-Short Story (only 184 words, no excuses)
Winning a Date with Cindy Swanson (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A short story, originally published by Ignavia Press.
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Description: A short story, originally published by Sub-Lit.
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Description: A short story, originally published in Women in Judaism.
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Description: A short story, originally published in Tattoo Highway.
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message 16: by John

John Hi Shaindel,

You poem "Cicadas" is FANTASTIC! First of all, I loved the sound of the words...and because of your poem I was introduced to the wonderful sounding word: viburnum.

And when I read it again, I appreciated your take on the concept of time...

Thanks for sharing your writing!


message 15: by Dean

Dean Baker thanks for that add, Shaindel - appreciate it

message 14: by Nick

Nick Black thus far, both myself and the girl are digging A Brief History of Time! i'm only reading 1-2 poems per diem, but will review soon! you're awesome, kiss!

message 13: by Jeannie

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Shaindel...I love your name. Thanks for the friendship!

message 12: by Jessica

Jessica Congratulations on the publication of your book and good luck!!!

message 10: by Saleh

Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.

message 9: by Samee

Samee Hello, Shaindel,
Thanks for accepting my request. Looking forward to reading with you.

Sundang Saputra Hi Shaindel... thanks 4 being my friend... lets share any good info

message 7: by Robert (last edited Mar 01, 2008 10:35PM)

Robert Thank you for making me a friend. I have the highest regard for teachers; as for writers I'm biased. Warmest wishes to you and keep me posted on all the lovely works that happen to cross your path.

message 6: by Kirk

Kirk Thanks for the add! Cool to see you were reading Dubus....

Jeremy I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me today. I wanted to share the Stoker Award news, and I only pressed the send button once--I'm not sure what happened.

Argh...this is terrible...

Again, I'm very sorry.


Jeremy Hi Shaindel!

Here’s wishing you a nifty New Year filled with noiseless noses, neato nicknames, noble Nebraskans, gnarly narcoleptic nebulas, and novel novels about nut-eating narwhals and novercaphobic gnats.

-Jeremy :)

P.S.—I’m currently offering autographed/personally-inscribed copies of my novel, Vacation, with free shipping for those in the US. If there’s anything you could do to help me spread the word about this, I’d really appreciate it. Feel free to click here for details:

Daniel Shaindel, we are all learning. I just realized I can use the source code here to write with bold and italic or both .

Shaindel Hi, Daniel,

I had just assumed people would cut and paste into an address bar. I guess I can always make them live links... Thanks for curing my laziness so that other people can have it ;-)


message 1: by Daniel (last edited Sep 20, 2007 12:01PM)

Daniel Shaindel, you write about what you know the most about. Anyone who tells you anything else is stearing you wrong. Thanks for the rapid reply. I'll get with you again later.

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