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Shayla Lawz

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Shayla Lawz is a writer and interdisciplinary artist from Jersey City, NJ. She works at the intersection of text, sound, and performance and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Jack Jones Literary Arts, The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP), and The Digital Studies Center at Rutgers-Camden. Her writing appears in Catapult, The Poetry Project, and McSweeney’s Quarterly, among others. Her debut poetry collection “speculation, n.” was chosen by Ilya Kaminsky for the Autumn House Poetry Prize and will be published October 2021. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

MFA, Brown University
BA, Rutgers University