Man Verses Muse

Written by Niki D’Andrea Category: Arts Issue: October 2014
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Valley scribe Shawnte Orion bucks that stereotype with his new book of poetry, The Existentialist Cookbook (NYQBooks), in which his muses range from television show Project Runway to vintage Japanese films to tie-dye. Orion, whose work has appeared in publications including New York Quarterly and the Georgetown Review, hosts monthly poetry readings around the Valley, and will be participating in a reading at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 4, at Phoenix Public Market, 721 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Visit for more information.