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General Information

Name:  Shanny Jean Maney  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Poetry

Born: 1982 in Ottawa, IL


Illinois Connection

Born in Ottawa, Illinois. Attended Illinois State University. Lived in Galva, Illinois. Worked in Galesburg, Illinois. Living in Bloomington, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Shanny Jean Maney was born out of a cornstalk in Ottawa, Illinois 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 continue to curate the original show in Chicago.Shanny's first book of poetry, ''I Love Science!,'' is currently available from Write Bloody Publishing.Shanny reads and writes and bathes and sleeps in beautiful, underappreciated central Illinois with her composer husbo and two dogs. Their dogs are named Snotface and Stinko.* *Dog names changed to protect people who are bored.

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