Ciara Shuttleworth was born in San Francisco and grew up in Nebraska, Nevada, and Washington state. Her poetry has been published in journals and anthologies, including The New Yorker, The Norton Introduction to Literature, Ploughshares, and The Southern Review. Shuttleworth received an MFA in poetry from University of Idaho. Rabbit Heart (SFA Press), is her first full collection of poetry. Shuttleworth's books also include the poetry chapbook, Night Holds Its Own (Blue Horse Press), and gonzo prose book, 4,500 Miles: Taking Jack Back on the Road (Humanitas Media Publishing).