Meet Shannon

Shannon Kucaj is a Creative Writing major with minors in Psychology, Professional & Public Writing, Communication Studies, and Classical Studies; she will be graduating in May 2023. Her poetry piece “Cobweb Words” was published in the Spring 2021 issue of genesis (prior to her joining the editorial team) and won the “best of” poetry for that issue. She also has three poems published in Butler University’s Manuscripts: “In My Friend’s Room, Melting”, “The Dreamer Test Drives”, and “Night Study”.  

This is her second year with the genesis team, and she is excited to continue promoting the magazine and reading student work! Currently she is working toward a future in publishing, specifically within editorial work. Her favorite genres are poetry and science fiction, with some of her favorite works being Ross Gay’s Be Holding and Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Lathe of Heaven. She looks forward to publishing her own poetry collection in the future. For more information about Shannon and her work, check out her Instagram @kucajpoems or contact her via email at