Shawn R. Jones is the co-owner of Tailored Tutoring LLC and Kumbaya Academy, Inc. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Womb Rain and A Hole to Breathe. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in New Ohio Review, Obsidian, TriQuarterly, Rattle, River Heron Review, Guesthouse, and elsewhere. Her manuscript is a semi-finalist for the Elixir Press 2021 Antivenom Poetry Award and finalist for the 2021 Saturnalia Books contest. She is a dance instructor at Halliday Dance and a member of No River Twice, a poetry improvisational performance troupe. She holds an MFA from Rutgers-Camden and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.