English and Creative Writing

  • Shane Kowalski

Shane Kowalski

Shane Kowalski was born and raised outside of Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Ursinus College (’11), where he studied English and creative writing. He went on to earn an MFA in fiction at Cornell University. His work is published or forthcoming in Conjunctions, The Iowa Review, Black Warrior Review, EPOCH, Short Story, Long, among other journals. He is the author of the very short story collection, Small Moods (Future Tense Books). At Ursinus, Shane instructs on shorter narrative forms, strange and absurdist texts, tenderness and vulnerability in writing, as well as a course called “Nothing Makes Sense.” That’s what it’s about.


English and Creative Writing


  • B.A. in English (Ursinus College)
  • M.F.A in Creative Writing (Cornell University)

Selected Work and Publications:

Small Moods, Future Tense Books, 2022.

In The Saloon of Kindness,” in HAD, July 24, 2023.

Hunger,” in Conjunctions, March 15, 2023.

Fight My Husband,” in Triangle House Review, August 2022.