Lylanne Musselman is an award winning poet, artist, and playwright.
She is the arts blogger for Wheresthecat.com, and she also blogs at Writing Prompt Pit Stop. She is an occasional correspondent on WFHB radio's BloomingOUT, with her feature "L" WordS. Lylanne's poems have been published or are forthcoming in Poetry Breakfast, cahoodaloodaling, The Rusty Nail, Wilderness Review Literary Journal, Umbrella, PANK, New Verses News, Tipton Poetry Journal, Art & Poems, Thread, Flying Island, Bird's Eye reView, The Prose Poem Project, many Outrider Press Anthologies, among others. She was a winner of the Eli Jenkin's Five & Country Senses Poetry Competition in September 2009, and she was runner-up in Indy's Masterpiece in a Day in 2005 & 2006, and won 3rd place in 2008.
Lylanne teaches writing courses at IUPUI and American National University in Indianapolis, IN. In addition, she teaches online Comp, Argument, American Lit, Intro to Poetry, and Creative Writing for Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis, IN. While liveing in Ohio, Lylanne instructed Creative Writing courses for the Lifelong Learning Center at Terra State Community College, Fremont, OH.
Lylanne has been a Board Member of the Tall Grass Writers Guild, Chicago, IL, since 2001, and she served as an elected Executive Board Member of The Society of the Study of Midwestern Literature, 2011-2014.
Lylanne will be featured in the anthology: Our Last Walk: Using Poetry for Grieving and Remembering Our Pets (University Professors Press). The publication will become available during the summer of 2016.
Lylanne's newest chapbook, Weathering Under the Cat, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press, available late 2016, early 2017.
Readings will be booked when these books are available. Check here for dates.
Lylanne's chapbook, WINGED GRAFFITI, was published in August 2011 by Finishing Line Press. Be sure to check back here to see scheduled readings and book signings.
Prickly Beer & Purple Panties - her chapbook - is available by ordering your copies direct, or by visiting one of the following stores:
Bookmama's - Indianapolis, Indiana
Boxcar Books - Bloomington, Indiana
A Room of One's Own - Madison, Wisconsin
Rainbow Bookstore - Madison, Wisconsin
People Called Women Bookstore - Toledo, Ohio