News & Updates

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  • Arachnid Verve is a finalist for an Oklahoma Book Award. The Center for the Book will be announcing all winners at their annual gala event, where Shauna will be signing copies of the book.
  • Shauna will be talking about sustainability practices at CNM for Recyclemania this year. Stop by main campus and see all the awesome recycle work going on this year.
  • The latest issue of Kweli includes a poem about an Oklahoma elementary school tradition–Land Run Re-enactment Day. “Simplicity Pattern 2324” can be found here.
  • International Writing Program has selected Shauna as one of the contributors to a new project entitled Narrative Witness, Indigenous Peoples: Australia-United States. For this rendition of Narrative Witness, indigenous writers and photographers from the U.S. and Australia are collaborating with the goal of creating fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and photography on the theme of narrative witness: turning a documentary and imaginative lens on the lived and inherited experience of indigenous artists.
  • Shauna has a featured guest post on Off the Margins discussing the ideas behind her new photography project Carved Skin.
  • Shauna was a Poet of the Week for Tattoosday this month. Check out the back story of her first tattoo–a sweet Father’s Day tale.
  • Kore Press is featuring “Mangoes in Early Fall” as their poem of the week. Read it here.
  • Shauna has been named as the Visual Artist in Residence at the 2015 A Room of Her Own Writing Retreat. She’ll be photographing and compiling an art project around the work of Maxine Hong Kingston called the Carved Skin Project.

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  • The video version of “Wing” for the Public Poetry Series is now available for viewing. Scott Waller, a highly talented burlesque performer, DJ, and fiction writer, performs the poem. Check it out here.

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  • Shauna’s poem “No Sad Songs in the House of the Sun” received the Best Poetry Luminaire Award from Alternating Current Press. Read the poem & get your print copy of Poiesis Journal #6 here.

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