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Chavonn Williams Shen was the first place winner for the 2017 Still I Rise grant for African American women hosted by Alternating Current Press. She was also a 2017 Best of the Net Award finalist, a 2017 Pushcart Prize nominee, 2016 fellow through the Givens Foundation for African American Literature. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The Indianapolis Review, Burningword Literary Journal, Beecher's Magazine, and other publications.