Read Sheila McMullin’s poems “Daughterrariums Acts I-V” and “Olga’s Book” in A Bad Penny Review

I’ve been reading and rereading “Daughterrariums Acts I-V” and “Olga’s Book” and I get something new, beautiful, dark, uncomfortable, and intensely sensory each time. Do it!

“I can’t sound the alarms for the lions to bulldoze the scenery. Please, dear reader, take me out of bed and put me back into the grass.” –McMullin, “Daughterrariums, Act II, Who’s There?”


Sheila McMullin runs the feminist and artist resource website, MoonSpit Poetry, where a full list of her publications can also be found. She is the Website Assistant for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and a Contributing Editor for ROAR Magazine. Her chapbook, Like Water, was a finalist for the Ahsahta Press and New Delta Review chapbook competitions, as well as a semifinalist in the Black Lawrence Press chapbook competition. She works as an after-school creative writing and college prep instructor and volunteers at her local animal rescue. She holds her M.F.A. in poetry from George Mason University.


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