“Widely known poet Shawn Aveningo’s work is deceptively simple, very accessible and often quite a bit of fun. Her sobriquet of “The Red Shoe Poet” reflects her love of footwear, but the mother of twin girls also writes about issues of kinship, love, introspection and familial relationships. Aveningo hosted  a year-round poetry gathering in Folsom called “Verse on the Vine” and has been published extensively around the country. She is particularly know for erotic imagery and earned the title of best female poet in Sacramento in 2009.”

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