BanWynn Oakshadow

Poet, Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

BanWynn Oakshadow is a hermit, hippie, experimental beat poet, speculative fiction writer, nature photographer, cultural historian, social activist, husband, father, adult survivor of child abuse, stroke survivor, mentally ill, agraphic, dyslexic, diabetic, gay, pagan, disabled veteran, and a Cancer. He tries to use every bit of that in his writing. A self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades, BanWynn has no degrees in eight interesting majors. He lives in Sweden with his husband and the Border collie he is training to become his agent.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Anthologies:
Breeds: Wildcats "Dancing Life" (Thurston Howl Publications, 2019)
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Species: Wildcats "Ember in the Night" (Thurston Howl Publications, 2019)
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Knotted Vol. II - Tails of Dominating Desire, "Br'er Necessities" (Weasel Press, 2018)
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Passing Trough "Underpass" (Weasel Press, 2018)
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What the Fox?! "A Late Lunch" (Thurston Howl Publications, 2018)
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Seven Deadly Sins "Listmember Lost" (Thurston Howl Publications, 2017)
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Seven Deadly Sins "Runaway" (Thurston Howl Publications, 2017)
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Typewriter Emergencies "A Tricksters' Solstice" (Weasel Press, 2017)
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Typewriter Emergencies "How Raven Brought the Tides" (Weasel Press, 2017)
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Wolf Warriors 4: Wolves of Light & Darkness "The Cub" (Thurston Howl Publications, 2017)
Journals:
Dime Show Review
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Literary Orphans
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Ordinary Madness

Poetry

Anthologies:
Civilized Beasts 2 "A Deafening Dirge" (Weasel Press, 2017)
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Civilized Beasts 2 "haiku #11" (Weasel Press, 2017)
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Civilized Beasts 2 "haiku #50" (Weasel Press, 2017)
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Civilized Beasts 2 "haiku #67" (Weasel Press, 2017)
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Civilized Beasts 2 "The Barking of the Guns" (Weasel Press, 2017)
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Degenerates: Voices for Peace Bullying Edition "Let It Go!" (Weasel Press, 2017)
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Degenerates: Voices for Peace Domestic Violence Edition "shards" (Weasel Press, 2017)
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Degenerates: Voices for Peace Domestic Violence Edition "Stain" (Weasel Press, 2017)
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How Well You Walk Through Madness "How Do I Write Away the Mad?" (Weasel Press, 2017)
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Passing Through "Underpass" (Weasel Press, 2017)
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Wolf Warriors 4: Wolves of Light & Darkness "First Snow" (Thurston Howl Publications, 2017)
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Wolf Warrior III (deluxe) "Ragnarök Trilogy" (Thurston Howl Publications, 2016)
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Wolf Warriors III "Gray-Furred Sons of Midgård" (Thurston Howl Publications, 2016)
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Wolf Warriors III "White-Winged Sisters" (Thurston Howl Publications, 2016)
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Wolf Warriors III "Wolf-Kin Come A'Viking" (Thurston Howl Publications, 2016)
Journals:
I am not a silent poet
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Literary Orphans
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Ordinary Madness
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Ricky's Back Yard
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The Rising Phoenix Review
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Prizes won: 

2017 FBR Leo Award (Poetry) "A Deafening Dirge"

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Charles de Lint, Elizabeth Moon, Christopher Moore, Spider Robinson, Kobayashi Issa, Ginsberg, Black Elk, Mel Keegan, Snorri Sturluson, Anne McCaffrey, Raymond Feist, W.A. Hoffman
What I'm reading now: 
The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturluson, We Live for Half Moons (published review) by Weasel, New Coyote (published review) by Michael Bergey, Sodomy & the Pirate Tradition: English Sea Rovers in the 17th Century Carribean by B.R. Burg, The Student: Volume I (writing review) by Joe Sherman

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
LGBTQ
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Dayton, OH
Ohio
Raised in: 
many
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Last update: Jun 28, 2019