a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
Shawn Aveningo-Sanders grew up in Missouri and after a bit of globetrotting finally landed in Portland, Oregon, where she miraculously overcame her fear of birds upon meeting two baby juncos in her backyard. Shawn’s work has appeared worldwide in over 150 literary journals and anthologies, including Calyx, Amsterdam Quarterly, American Journal of Poetry, and Poets Reading the News. Her chapbook, What She is Wearing, is her #metoo story that took over 30 years to reveal. She’s a multiple Pushcart nominee, Best of the Net nominee, co-founder of The Poetry Box press and managing editor for The Poeming Pigeon. She was voted Best Female Poet-Performer in Sacramento News & Review (2009) and was winner of the first poetry slam in Placerville, California (2012). Shawn is a proud mother of three amazing adults, and she shares the creative life with her husband.