Shawn Aveningo Sanders

Portland, OR

Author's Bio

Shawn Aveningo is an internationally published, multi-award-winning poet who founded the Verse on the Vine™ poetry show. She has authored five poetry books and has performed in San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Sausalito, Sacramento and St. Louis. Her work has been published in over 60 anthologies, literary journals and e-zines, including Tincture Journal, Pirene’s Fountain, Boston Poetry, Convergence, Poetry Now, Tule Review, and Haunted Waters Press Quarterly. Originally a Show-Me girl from Missouri, she’s a Summa Cum Laude graduate from University of Maryland and a very proud mother of three who has recently made Portland Oregon her home. And she absolutely loves shoes – especially red ones! (

Publications and Prizes

From the Four Chambered Heart: In Tribute to Anais Nin
(Sybaritic Press, 2013)
, Longest Hours: Thoughts While Waiting
(Silver Boomer Books, 2013)
Boston Poetry Magazine, Convergence, From the Depths, Paper Bag Poems,
Prizes Won: 
Best Female Poet-Sacramento News & Review Reader Poll (2009) First Place - Barbaric Yawp (Poetry Slam), Placerville CA, (2013) First Place - Voices of Lincoln 8th Annual Poetry Contest (2012) Top Ten Honorable Mention - Benicia Love Poem Contest (2014)

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Bonne Terre
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St Louis, MO
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Last updated: Aug 16, 2018