writer and poet

Marianne Shaneen writes fiction, essays, and poetry, who also works in documentary video. She has been awarded fellowships at Yaddo, MacDowell, Djerassi, and Tusen Takk Foundation, and is the recipient of a New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Individual Artist Grant. She received her MFA in writing from the Bard Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, New York. Her writing has appeared in The Kenyon Review; Bomb; The Brooklyn RailVanitas; and in the anthology Monstrous Adaptations (2016). She has also published a chapbook titled Lucent Amnesis (2005). Recently, Shaneen wrote text and narration for the essay film Kansas Atlas (2019) by filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh, which screened at the 2020 New York Film Festival and in numerous galleries. Shaneen is currently finishing her first novel, Homing—a wildly ranging speculative fiction of animal-human-geological entanglement, where personal trauma becomes entwined with ecological trauma, grounded in an intimate portrait of a woman’s unmoored relationship to her family history. Shaneen lives in Brooklyn and upstate New York.