Kerri Shadid is a poet, artist, and freelance writer. She creates books as art, including An Eclection: A Handmade Book of Poems, and writes spontaneous poems for visitors to her Poetry Stand. She received a Momentum Tulsa 2014 Spotlight Artist grant from the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition to create The Tao of Lost Syntax series. Kerri was the 2014-2015 SPACE artist-in-residence at The Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. Before returning to Oklahoma City, she studied UN peacekeeping as a Fulbright student at McGill University in Montreal, and received her Master’s in the Humanities and Social Thought from New York University. Learn more at kerrishadid.com.