Kevin Shyne is a lifelong writer whose career included 12 years as a freelance magazine writer and 23 years as a corporate speechwriter. Active in creative writing since high school, he took a deeper dive into poetry after his retirement in 2013.
Kevin and his wife, Debi, raised their two daughters in the Chicago suburbs before moving to Princeton, a small town in the corn-and-soybean heart of North Central Illinois.
Kevin is active in the Illinois River Valley poetry community, taking part in poetry readings and critique workshops. In 2018, Kevin and a small group of volunteers organized The Festival of the Written Word, a one-day celebration of creative writing for students at eight high schools in Bureau County, Illinois.
Kevin writes poetry to cope with grief and defeat, to celebrate love and redemption, and to reflect on the beauty of ordinary living. His poems have been published in numerous journals and have been recognized in poetry competitions sponsored by the Niles (Illinois) Public Library and The Bureau County Republican newspaper.
Paperback: 110 pages
Publisher: Kelsay Books (November 29, 2022)