Dr. Shanti Weiland

Dr. Shanti Weiland



  • PhD, Poetry, University of Southern Mississippi
  • MA, Poetry, Northern Arizona University
  • BA, English, University of California, Davis

Research Areas

  • Creative Writing
  • Literature


Dr. Shanti Weiland’s second book, Cracked Planet, is forthcoming from Negative Capability Press. Her first book, Sister Nun was the 2015 winner of the Negative Capability Press Book Competition, judged by Amy King. She is currently writing a book of poems about Star Trek: The Next Generation; authors the blog, The Poets That You Meet; and hosts the web corner, Online Enlightenment.



Cracked Planet, forthcoming from Negative Capability Press
Sister Nun, Negative Capability Press, 2016


Daughter En Route, Dicey Books, Fall 2003


“Woman at 40,” Valley Voices: A Literary Review, forthcoming
“Ode to ‘Ode to a Grecien Urn,'” Hobo Camp Review, forthcoming
“For All To See: A Playboy Christmas,” Valley Voices: A Literary Review, V20 N1 Spring 2020
“Tasha Yar at Her Best,” Cahoodaloodaling, Issue 27: Joy Sticks, Fall 2018 (See also “Lieutenant Yar on Vacay: Secret Longings and Writing the Death Scene”)
“Shanti Lives on the Enterprise Now,” Valley Voices: A Literary Review, (Women Poets: A Special Issue) V18, N1, Spring 2018
“What’s in a Name: Picard Calls Lt. Barclay Broccoli,” Valley Voices: A Literary Review, (Women Poets: A Special Issue) V18, N1, Spring 2018 (See also “But That’s Not My Name”)
“Smile Stew,” Valley Voices: A Literary Review, (Women Poets: A Special Issue) V18, N1, Spring 2018
“Reflection” Cahoodaloodaling, Issue 24: Solitude’s Spectrum, Fall 2017
“Defect” OVS, Winter 2017 (See also “Defect”)
“Interfaith Relationship” Words Dance Publishing, 10/4/16 (See also “Christians and Buddhists and Pagans, Oh My!”)
“Our Mothers” Two Cities Review, Issue 5, Spring 2015
“Bruise” MadHat Lit, Winter 2015
“Match” MadHat Lit, Winter 2015 (See also “Meet Your Match!”)
“Fantasy Cheryl” Toad The Journal, Issue 5:1
“Dormant Trigger” Bop Dead City, Issue 9, Escape (See also “High School Never Ends or Why Poets Hate the Question ‘Did That Really Happen?’”)
“Sleeping with a Woman” Front Porch Review, Vol. 6, October 2014
“Defect” Third Wednesday, Summer 2014 (See also “Defect”)
“Medusa’s Slumber Party” the Kerf, Fall 2012
“Violets” the Kerf, Fall 2012
“Coming Out” the Kerf, Fall 2012
“Glass and Shiny Rings. I Miss My Mother.” Marco Polo Quarterly, Summer 2010, Issue #1
“Without Me” Language and Culture, January 2010
“Earth” Imitation Fruit, Issue 5, November 2009 (See also “Light or Dark, Depending”)
“Abundance” Verdad Magazine, Volume 7, November 2009 (See also “There Are No Lawn Mowers In Heaven”)
“To An Ailment” Tattoo Highway, August 2009 (See also “The Fish in the Mirror”)
“An Over-run of Deer” Off the Coast, Summer 2009
“Enlightenment” Pure Francis, August 23, 2009
“The Absence Of Elk” The Cherry Blossom Review, February 2008
“Learning To Be Dead” The Cherry Blossom Review, February 2008
“I Know Why Buck Rogers Got Fat” Coe Review, Vol. 38, No. 1, Fall 2007
“The Horses Who Lick Razors” Broken Bridge Review, August/September 2007
“Scientists Hate Lobsters” The Rockhurst Review, 19th Edition, Spring 2006
“Her Kind” Mochila Review, Vol. 8, 2006
“God Poem, Part V: Getting His Attention” The Alembic: An International Literary Magazine, April 2006
“Mormon Boys” The Alembic: An International Literary Magazine, April 2006
“Not Everyone Can Be A Princess” The New Delta Review, Vol. 23, No. 1 Winter 2006
“Pretending in Pasties” Plum Biscuit, Issue 2, 2005
“How It Happened” Dispatch One, December 2005
“Pretending in Pasties” The Gihon Review, Vol. 6, Fall 2004
“My Bed Faced the Bus Stop” The Gihon Review, Fall 2004
“Chihuahuas Cure Asthma” The Gihon Review, Fall 2004
“Obsession in the Ladies’ Room” Rio: A Journal of Arts, Issue #13
“Gwen’s Dead” Rio: A Journal of Arts, Issue #13
“Bird Boys” Rio: A Journal of Arts, Issue #13
“On Finding Her Father Out” Steam Ticket, Vol. 6, 2003
“Gwen’s Dead” Diceybrown, February 2003 Issue

Anthologized Poems

“Trigger Warning” The Night’s Magician: Poems About the MoonNegative Capability Press, 2018.
“I Dress You In Drag” Great American Poetry Show, 2004 Volume I


“Order” SLAB, Issue 3, April 2008
“Fuchsia Ball of Light” Seven Seas Magazine, February 2003 Issue


“Sister Nun and the Zen of Typing” The Scarlet Newsletter, May 2017
“Who the Hell is Shanti Weiland?” Pankhearst, November 2015
Negative Capability Press, July 2015
Bop Dead City, December 2014

Book Review

Talking Pillow by Angela Ball” Valley Voices: A Literary Review, (Women Poets: A Special Issue) V18, N1, Spring 2018