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Shawnte Orion
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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...

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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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Jackalope ekphrastic poem in Sugar House Review
I'm excited to have my poem " Forensic Field Notes on the Jackalope " in the new issue of Sugar House Review .   The poem began about a year ago, when I participated in a big ekphrastic show/reading at Obliq Art Gallery in Phoenix. Artists and Poets from al...

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5th Annual White Elephant Contemporary Poetry Exchange
We recently had our 5th Annual White Elephant Contemporary Poetry Exchange. In cooperation with the GCC Creative Writing Department, I select a handful of books to introduce
and giveaway each December. People are welcome to bring any book they
would like ...

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5th Annual White Elephant Contemporary Poetry Exchange
We recently had our 5th Annual White Elephant Contemporary Poetry Exchange. In cooperation with the GCC Creative Writing Department, I select a handful of books to introduce
and giveaway each December. People are welcome to bring any book they
would like ...

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Goodreads Giveaway and a Hi-Def Video of a Recent Reading in Flagstaff
There's a day or two left to enter a giveaway for a copy of my book The Existentialist Cookbook over at Goodreads, by clicking on this link: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/165428-the-existentialist-cookbook If you want to see the live action adapta...
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