Shelia Cooper received her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. She also holds an MA in English and African American literature. A born educator, Shelia taught literature, writing and creative writing at Bennett College and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina for the past eleven years combined. She recently moved to Dacula, Georgia with her husband and daughter, where she is currently working on her first collection of poetry. A former Pushcart Prize nominee, Shelia examines themes of marriage, domestic violence, parenthood and mental illness in her work.