britton shurley2Britton Shurley’s poetry has recently appeared in such journals as Southern Poetry Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and Wacamaw. He was the recipient of Emerging Artist Awards from the Kentucky Arts Council in 2011 and 2017 and is at work polishing a manuscript that has been a semi-finalist and finalist in several competitions over the past three years.

He is an Associate Professor of English at West Kentucky Community & Technical College where he edits the journal Exit 7 with his wife, the poet, Amelia Martens. They live in Paducah, Kentucky with their daughters, a dog, and a garden.