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Shawn Bowers Buxton

  • Instructor , English Department
  • College of Arts and Sciences

Shawn Bowers Buxton has published poetry under the pen name, Anita Cantillo. Her work has appeared in Convergence, Iodine Poetry Journal, and Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review.

Previous to working at Queens, Shawn was a high school English teacher and the Creative Director of a branding firm, where she named pharmaceutical drugs and consumer goods for launch in the public marketplace.

She earned a B.A. in Corporate Communications and an M.F.A in Creative Writing for Poetry, both from Queens.


  • BA  - Corporate Communication; Queens University of Charlotte
  • MFA  - Creative Writing; Queens University of Charlotte
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