I’m excited to announce Shirley Stevens as this year’s featured poet for World Gratitude Day.  Not only is she a highly regarded poet, but she is also a long-time volunteer with the Pittsburgh Literacy Council, our event beneficiary.   Below is a photo of Shirley with the Nepali family she has tutored for many years.

Shirley with Nepali Girls

Shirley is a member of the Pittsburgh Poetry Society and Squirrel Hill Poets Workshop.  Following is a brief bio from the Workshop:

Shirley S. Stevens’ poetry has appeared in Poet Lore and Time of Singing, and in the anthologies Along These Rivers, Commonwealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania, and Fission of Form. She has published a chapbook, Pronouncing What We Wish to Keep. She is leader of The First Word writers’ group in Sewickley, a mentor for The Writing Academy, and poetry columnist for The Upper Case.

We are grateful that you are donating your time and talents, Shirley, to help a cause dear to your heart!

Shirley Stevens Cropped