Shawn Aveningo is an award-winning, globally published poet whose work has appeared in over 80 literary journals and anthologies, including LA’s poeticdiversity who recently nominated her poetry for a Pushcart Prize. She is co-founder of The Poetry Box®, managing editor of The Poeming Pigeon and journal designer for VoiceCatcher. Shawn is a proud mother of three who shares in the creative life with her husband in Beaverton, Oregon.
Apparently, orgasms have a direct impact on one’s ability to remain objective and critical. This is especially true when reading poems about food. Everyone knows EVERYTHING tastes better after sex— the eggs your lover scrambles as you roll over easy, famished, that midnight slice of devil’s food, crumbs glinting like diamonds on a pitchfork, even the menthol wisp from a cigarette. This comingling of spirits, bodies —a distinct energy field in which every slush-pile poem suddenly, somehow sizzles. Each metaphor, naked reveals epiphany. Words on the page coerce into phallic form. YES! YES! YES! This is the best poem I’ve ever read … as is the next and the next and the next.