Originally from the South, Shelby Dale DeWeese currently lives and writes in California, where she recently earned her MFA in Writing with an emphasis in Poetry from the University of San Francisco.
Shelby is a poetry reader for Teen Ink Magazine. She has worked as a poetry reader and Instagram curator for Switchback, and during her undergrad career at the University of Southern California she co-founded Fractal Literary Magazine and served as the chief copy editor of The Daily Trojan.
She is currently a Programs Coordinator at 826 Valencia, the social media manager of Pinwheel, and a podcast transcriber and news intern for MuggleNet. Previously, she has interned for Gold Line Press and 826LA, and been a writing and leadership instructor for Education Unlimited/Camp Brainy Bunch. She has also taught poetry workshops in Los Angeles and in Lörrach, Germany as part of a collaborative project between USC and Freies Theater Tempus Fugit.
Shelby Dale DeWeese primarily self-identifies as a poet, a sister, and a friend.