Shawnte Orion

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Shawnte Orion’s first book is due in 2014 from NYQBooks. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Georgetown Review, New York Quarterly, Barrelhouse, Gargoyle Magazine, Crab Creek Review, and many other publications. His chapbook The Infernal Gaze won Red Booth Review’s annual contest and he was runner-up for the Will Inman Award two years in a row at the Tucson Poetry Festival. He organizes a monthly poetry series at Glendale Community College and he is often invited as a featured reader at bookstores, bars, universities, hair salons, museums, and laundromats.

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