Shewmaker received his Master of Fine Arts in creative writing degree from McNeese (2010) and his doctorate in creative writing from Texas Tech University.
He is currently a Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University, where he received a prestigious Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry.
His first collection of poems, “Penumbra,” won the 2017 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize sponsored by the Ohio University Press.
The Marcello series – named in honor of the late McNeese professor and poet Leo Luke Marcello - is sponsored by McNeese’s MFA program in creative writing.
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