In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, this selection comes from Shaindel Beers’s book, Secure Your Own Mask available from White Pine Press. Purchase your copy here! Our curator for this selection is Nilsa Rivera.
Shaindel Beers is author of the poetry collections A Brief History of Time (Salt Publishing, 2009), The Children’s War and Other Poems (Salt, 2013), and Secure Your Own Mask (White Pine Press, 2018). Her poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She is currently an instructor of English at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon, in eastern Oregon’s desert, and serves as poetry editor of Contrary.