Sheila Squillante is the author of the poetry collection, Beautiful Nerve (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2015), and three chapbooks of poetry: In This Dream of My Father (Seven Kitchens, 2014), Women Who Pawn Their Jewelry (Finishing Line, 2012) and A Woman Traces the Shoreline (Dancing Girl, 2011).
She is also co-author, along with Sandra L. Faulkner, of the writing craft book, Writing the Personal: Getting Your Stories Onto the Page (Sense Publishers, 2015).
She has published work widely in print and online journals like Brevity, The Rumpus, Eleven Eleven, North Dakota Quarterly, South Dakota Review, Prairie Schooner, River Teeth, Phoebe, Cream City Review, TYPO, Quarterly West, Literary Mama, and elsewhere.
She currently works as associate director of the MFA program in creative writing and assistant professor of English at Chatham University. There, she serves as editor-in-chief of The Fourth River, Chatham’s nationally-respected journal of nature and place-based writing. From her dining room table, she edits the blog at Barrelhouse.
She lives in Pittsburgh, PA, with her husband, Paul Bilger, a philosopher and experimental photographer, and their children.