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                                                         CURRICULUM VITAE



MFA-CW - Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Poetry/Non-fiction Focus, National University, 2016

Thesis: “A Pale Shade of Color”

Creative Advisor: Frank Montesonti, Lead Faculty

Bachelor of Arts in English/Management Concentration, University of Phoenix, 2014



Book - Black Silk, A collection of Poems by Shay Cook - IUniverse, Fall 2012

Anthology- The Narcissist's Play Book -- Nutshell Media Group - 2017- Poems  -"The Problem with Getting Flowers" and "By Then" 

GNU Journal - 2017 - Poem - Early Riser -  A Publication of National University 



“Early Riser,” Literary Mama Magazine, June 2019

“Early Riser,” The GNU Journal, January 2017

“The Problem with Getting Flowers” and “Denial” – The Narcissist Playbook -  - March 2017

“Bird Feeding,” Entropy Magazine, Bird Series, December 23, 2016

“Denial,” Silver Birch Press, Beach and Pool Memories Series, 2016

“Playing Dress Up,” Mothers Always Write Magazine (MAW), July 15, 2016

“Home,” Write Now, 2010

“The Pianist,” Black Cat Poetry, 2010

“Miss Emma’s Cookin,” Hillsborough County Library Cooperative, 2005 (First Place Winner)

“Blackberry Succulence “Writing Poetry, May 2014



“Forever Recorded in Infamy – The Terri Schiavo Case,” Tampa Tribune, April 1, 2005(Letter of the Day Winner)

“When the Computers Go Down,” The Secretary Magazine, June/July Issue, 1997

“Twenty Two or Two,” Chips off the Writer’s Block, 1992

“Pennies from Heaven,” New Writer’s Magazine, 1991



“Poets Pen Is As Smooth As Silk,” Write Approach Media, August, 2013.



Trailblazer Award - The World of Wonder in the Voice of  Pen, Center for Human Development , 2017

First Place Winner, Lit Wit Poetry Contest, Hillsborough County Library Cooperative, 2005

Letter of the Day Winner, Tampa Tribune, April 2005



Adult Tutor, Hillsborough County Literacy Council, 2013 – 2016

Online Facilitator, Liberal Arts and Studies Club, Saint Leo University, 2015-2019

Communications Council - Saint Leo University - 2016 - 2019