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Our Teachers

The Muse's instructors are all working writers and published authors who have taught courses at colleges, universities, and other community organizations. Read our teachers’ biographies and see what classes they are currently teaching.

Shannon Curtin

Shannon J. Curtin is a poet, essayist, and ever-aspiring fiction writer. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Motherland (Anchor and Plume Press), and File Cabinet Heart (ELJ Publications) and the mother of two human collections of stardust and biomatter. Her poems and essays have been featured on McSweeney's, Mothers Always Writer, Scary Mommy, Sammiches and Psych Meds, The Muddy River Review, Vox Poetica, and MamaLode. She holds an MBA, competitive shooting records, and her liquor. She would probably like you.