Author Profile

Shayla Lawson

Shayla Lawson is the author of three books of poetry: A Speed Education in Human Being, the chapbook Pantone and I Think I’m Ready to See Frank Ocean. She was born in Rochester, Minn., grew up in Lexington, Ky., studied architecture in Italy and spent a few years as a Dutch housewife—milk-maid braids and all. She teaches at Amherst College and lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.