Literary Arts, Media Arts, Traditional Arts, Visual Arts
Artist StatementI have a strong desire—also an obligation—to use literature, poetry, photography, art and any other form of expression to show how our history and the untold stories of our ancestors are still shaping who we are today. My goal is to tell those stories with honesty and simplicity so that the overarching message of Love is not lost but alive and stirring from the page.
Jennifer N. Shannon (jns) is a writer, multimedia artist, marketer and the creative director of 2040 Review—a book review journal dedicated to diversifying bookshelves by showcasing authors and book reviewers of color.
jns has authored and published three books and has had short stories and poems published by several literary magazines such as Deep South Magazine, The Auburn Avenue and Tuck Magazine. In October 2018, jns's poem Keepsake (audio included in registry profile) was featured in the exhibit "Common Threads: Faith, Activism and The Art of Healing" at the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, PA.
Not only is jns committed to sharing written and visual work with messages of truth, hope and love, she also co-host a monthly segment on the BeachBoyFresh Radio Show titled DreamLiving on JoltRadio.org.
Check out jennifernshannon.com to read her published work and get a glimpse of the various forms of expression jns hopes will inspire others…