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Shannon Borg


SHANNON BORG is a Seattle-based writer, editor, poet, and wine educator. She writes about travel, food, and wine for regional media, including Seattle, Northwest Palate, Wine Press Northwest,, and She holds certificates from the International Sommelier Guild and she has taught wine tasting classes for the Blue Ribbon Cooking School and been a guest sommelier for the PONCHO Wine Auction.

A former board member of Slow Food Seattle, Shannon is currently the communications manager for Chefs Collaborative, a nonprofit organization committed to promoting sustainable cuisine. She has taught both poetry and food writing courses at a variety of institutions, including the Richard Hugo House, and holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington as well as a PhD in poetry and literature from the University of Houston. Her poems have been published in The Paris Review, London Review of Books, Poetry Northwest, Gulf Coast, Cranky, Indiana Review, Antioch Review, and other journals; her first book of poems, Corset, was published in March 2006.

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