West Seattle High School
Shelby Handler is a queer Jewish writer, educator and organizer living on Duwamish territory/Seattle, WA. They are rooted to a diasporic lineage of home-making through language. Shelby is a master teaching artist for Arts Corps, Youth Speaks Seattle and Kadima Reconstructionist Synagogue. A 2019-20 Hugo House Fellow, Shelby’s work has also received support from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Asylum Arts, the Yiddish Book Center, Artist Trust, Gay City Arts and Winter Tangerine. Their work has appeared in Gigantic Sequins, glitterMOB and the Write Bloody anthology We Will Be Shelter: Poems for Survival, among others.