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Shannon Kernaghan


               “Some of these stories are among the strongest work in the book – notably                  Shannon Kernaghan’s devastating and skillful poems about a teenage                          daughter’s fentanyl overdose . . .”        Lisa Martin on (M)othering  

                We admire the strength and elegance of your writing . . .” The Penn Review

“This collection is approachable and often very funny. Her voice is quirky, observant, and the characters in her poems have a sitcom-like immediacy: the teenage boys (“considerably gassy”), the woman whose home reeks of lab-made lavender, the woman who becomes addicted to scanning other people’s cell-phone calls.

Alice Major on More Life Coming Up, After the Break(down)

Professional writer and researcher, Shannon Kernaghan has created content in many print and online forms, for industries and professional groups across the U.S. and Canada.

Her first published book was How to Sell Your Home Privately (Dundurn Press) and her Like Minds collection won the New Muse Award for Short Fiction (Broken Jaw Press).

For years she wrote a weekly column for the Red Deer Advocate. Her published works also include short fiction, nonfiction (both creative and reference), essays and poetry – through anthologies and literary journals.

She has an extensive portfolio of public and private sector clients in communications planning, public relations strategy, writing and editing.

Finalist in Exile Quarterly’s MACEWEN POETRY AWARD 2021 


Reimagining the Fire
Living Hyphen – Healing Across Generations
(M)othering (Inanna Publications) 
Resistance: Righteous Rage in the Age of #MeToo
Tending the Fire
In the Company of Animals
Living Apart Together
Alberta Anthology
Outskirts: Women Writing from Small Places
All Wound Up and more

Short stories and poems 

Arlington Literary Journal
Climate Justice Earth Day Zine 2022
EDify Magazine
Gyroscope Review
People Department Magazine
Truth Serum
Red Flag Poetry
NoD 24 Magazine
Polyglot Magazine
Light: A Journal of Photos & Poems
Rhubarb Magazine
The Fieldstone Review
The Quotable
Room Magazine
Other Voices
Filling Station
The Grist Mill
CBC Radio and more

Articles and essays

Alberta Views
Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities
Bluntly Magazine
The Globe and Mail
The Province
Edmonton Journal
Avenue Magazine
Red Deer Advocate
Edmonton City as Museum Project
Edmonton Woman
Red Deer Living
North Shore News
Business Woman Canada and more

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