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Shawnte Orion
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Compass Needle Pointed Toward Diploma
I vowed to keep pace with my writer friends like Kelli Russell Agodon and Donna Vorreyer and post a blog a week in 2018 for the Poet Blogger Revival, but it was just so hard for me to write that last post about Chris Cornell so I got stuck for months. But I...
Compass Needle Pointed Toward Diploma
Compass Needle Pointed Toward Diploma
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"Like God's Eyes In My Headlights" ~Chris Cornell wrote some of the lines that turned me into a writer
So I started trying to prepare for Chris Cornell's death in April 2016. We all have artists who are foundational to our existence and when Prince died that year I immediately thought of one of my favorite poets, Scott Woods. I knew Prince's work was essenti...
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Rinky Dink Press pocket-sized poetry for the people
One of the projects that keeps me busy is Rinky Dink Press . It's a little DIY indie punk kind of press that publishes pocket-sized collections of micro-poems. Each folded zine has 5 or 6 poems that are limited to around 20-35 words. A few years ago, I noti...
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2018 acknowledges that last year wasn't skipped
Apparently, I went all of 2017 without posting on this blog, but Kelli Russell Agodon and Donna Vorreyer have organized a blogger revival for 2018, so a lot of us intend to post regularly again. Hopefully once a week. You can find a list of participating bl...
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80s SoCal Punk Behind The Poem in a recent issue of Chiron Review
I was excited to have a poem in a recent issue of Chiron Review (issue #101 Fall 2015) and several people asked me if the poem was based on a real photograph. It was and I finally found the photo, so I thought I'd post about the backstory. I went to a local...
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Telepoem Booth Vandalized but Art Prevails
Poets have a natural affinity for phone booths. Like poems, phone booths create private experiences out of public surroundings. They both have the ability to connect with people in faraway places. Their perceived value is pocket change.   Earlier this year,...
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Fathful as the Ground Launch Party
Although there have been a decent number of sales for my new Five Oaks Press chapbook Faithful as the Ground   over on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1944355006) I did have a launch event at {9} The Gallery to make things semi-official. It looked a little...
Fathful as the Ground Launch Party
Fathful as the Ground Launch Party
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Currently Reading: new Scott Woods book Urban Contemporary History Month
I was already a big Scott Woods fan, but his new book Urban Contemporary History Month (from Brick Cave Media) is some next level ish. Starting at the beginning, the table of contents is the obligatory ice cream social mixer where poems politely curtsey and...
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Blurbs Without Words and My New Chapbook Published by Five Oaks Press
Proud to have my new chapbook Faithful as the Ground published by Five Oaks Press ! I'll get a box of copies soon, but it's already available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Faithful-as-Ground-Shawnte-Orion/dp/1944355006/ I couldn't be more in love with th...
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Tour Diary: Portland DAY FOUR mini Book Tour of the Pacific NorthWest
Finally posting recap 4 of 4 from my Northwest voyage. I was fortunate enough to do 4 readings in 4 nights, but I needed to cram in a few of Portland's essential stops so Jessica and Jonathan Standifird from Blue Skirt Productions took me to places like Pow...
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