Shaindel Beers

Location Pendleton, OR
Occupation Professor of English, poet, fiction writer, poetry editor
IM (Yahoo) shaindelr

About Me

Shaindel Beers was raised in Argos, Indiana, a town of 2,000 people. She studied literature at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama (BA), and at the University of Chicago (MA) before earning her MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has taught at colleges and universities in Illinois and Florida but feels settled in the Eastern Oregon high desert town of Pendleton. Her awards include: 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 Writers Award (2005), and the title poem from this collection, “A Brief History of Time,” was nominated for a Pushcart prize (2004). She is the Poetry Editor of Contrary (

Shaindel Beers's Wall

Darryl Price – Mar 23, 2010

We are more than honored to have you with us.

Ramon Collins – Mar 22, 2010

Happy Bird Day, Shaindel.

Ramon Collins – Mar 19, 2010

As they say in eastern OR; "howdy". May I recommend Sam's A Certainty and Not the Poem I Meant to Write?

Jane Hammons – Mar 18, 2010

Hi Shaindel--I look forward to reading your writing here.

David Erlewine – Mar 18, 2010

Welcome, Shaindel. Great review of Lorrie Moore's novel at Contrary. She's one of my favorite writers. And, indeed, she is one of the funniest writers out there, if not the funniest. Your review of the true-crime book was HARROWING and so well-done. I'm naturally pessimistic about people, especially now that I have young children, and am even more so after reading such a harrowing, brave review.

Sam Rasnake – Mar 17, 2010

Hello, Shaindel - Glad you're here. Welcome.

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