Shiloh Jines received their BA from the University of Tennessee in Creative Writing and MFA in Creative Writing & Book Art from Mills College in Oakland, CA.
SHILOH makes hybrid poem-realities by merging handmade printed matter & video art. S/he examines the presence & absence of materiality in language & how this informs the structure of book-forms. Much of their practice involves deconstructing the codex as an object of power & considers the visceral ways language can manifest in/on/through a variety of bodies. Growing up in Eastern Tennessee, their identity as an Appalachian Queer & how s/he came to critically understand this identity, plays a central role in her poetic works. S/he believes in the magic of remembering & forming deep accountability.