SHELLEY SAVREN’S book, The Common Fire, was published by Red Hen Press in 2004. Her book, The Wild Shine of Oranges will be released by Tebot Bach Press in fall 2012. She holds an M.F.A. from Antioch University Los Angeles, and her work is widely published in literary magazines, including Solo, Rattle, and Prairie Schooner. Her awards include nine California Arts Council Artist in Residence grants, three National Endowment for the Arts regional grants, five artist fellowships from the City of Ventura, first place in the 1994 John David Johnson Memorial Poetry Award and a nomination for a Pushcart Prize. She lives in Ventura, California and is a full-time English Professor at Oxnard College.
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