Charif Shanahan serves as Poetry magazine guest editor for summer 2023
May 17, 2023
Charif Shanahan is the author of two poetry collections: Trace Evidence (Tin House, 2023) and Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry/Southern Illinois University Press, 2017), a finalist for both the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and the Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award. Shanahan is the guest editor for the summer 2023 issues of Poetry magazine.
by Charif Shanahan
After announcing my guest editorship in January, I immediately balked at the charge I had given myself. I stood by every word—the fact of our interconnectedness, the focus on inclusion and access as editorial (and existential) values—but now faced the daunting task of actually demonstrating those values in this, my first issue...