Shanny Jean Maney was born out of a cornstalk in Ottawa, IL. She has worked as a legal assistant, as a babysitter, as Temporary Part Time Casual Faculty at an Ivy League institution, and a performance poet. With Robbie Q Telfer, she co-founded The Encyclopedia Show, a radical literary reading/spectacular which now runs in venues all across the globe. She and Telfer continued to curate the original show in Chicago until its end in 2014.

Shanny's first book of poetry, I Love Science!, was published by Derrick Brown's imprint, Write Bloody Publishing, in Spring of 2012. Shanny reads and writes and bathes and sleeps in beautiful, under-appreciated central Illinois with her composer husband and two dogs.

Presenter: 2015