Alli Shaw grew up in the land of kudzu, cotton, and collard greens, better known as rural Mississippi. As a child, she was best known for her accomplishments in bareback pony riding, feral cat taming, and cow midwifery. After traveling the world for a bit, she settled down with her husband in her home state. Now she spends most of her time perfecting the art of dog, cat, and child wrangling. Her purpose in launching “Mississippi Haiku” is to reflect on life in general and possibly encourage others along the way.

She is currently working on her second children’s book “Mimsy and Me and the Remarkable Ragtime Rhythm,” a story honoring Scott Joplin and his musical legacy as the King of Ragtime.