Shae O'Brien grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and it has bred her to have a love for music, coffee, the ocean, and rain. Her love for writing was planted at a young age, with the encouragement of beautiful family and inspiring teachers, and grew into a passion she cannot go a day without. During the day, Shae is also an English teacher, promoting the art of the written word among the youth of Austin. Her writing has been featured in publications such as Off The Wookie, AIPF Di-verse-city Anthology 2012, and TWENTY: Poems In Memoriam. She recently self-published her first chapbook, "Truths Unspoken", which takes the reader on a poetic journey through the passion, love, heartbreak, and rebirth of a relationship. You may find her on any given night writing or performing her work around Austin, TX.

Please note that all poems and/or parts are the property of Shae O'Brien and should not be shared without giving due credit.

Thank you.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Shae's Updates

What an incredible year it has been! I began with the determination to introduce the world to my work, and with the support and encouragement of my loved ones, that's just what I did! It started simply with reaching out through social media. Shaeopoetry grew from a blog to a facebook and twitter account. If you aren't following me yet, please click the links below:



I then ventured into the world of the printed word by writing, designing, and printing my very own chapbook! Truths Unspoken is filled with a variety of poetic forms and emotions as it tells the story of the cycle of a relationship, something we have all experienced over and over again in life. It is for sale right here on the blog! Just click the link on the right-hand side labeled "Buy Now", and for only $10.00 you will have your very own copy of Truths Unspoken.

Finally, I registered for the Austin International Poetry Festival 2012, a festival that has motivated and inspired me over the years to continue to write and share my words with the world. Just prior to the start of the festival this year, I was informed that I had been chosen for publication in AIPF's Annual Anthology for 2012! I also submitted and had accepted multiple poems for AIPF's First Annual Rejected! Anthology, a project that encourages poets who have previously had their work rejected to keep writing and submitting for future publication. I encourage you to also support my writing, and this festival, by purchasing these anthologies at www.aipf.org.

All of these goals I have accomplished as a writer have only inspired me to keep moving forward. I hope you will continue to follow me on my journey and see where I go next!

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