100 Creatives

Phoenix Poet Shawnte Orion: 100 Creatives

Phoenix is brimming with creativity. And every other year, we put the spotlight on 100 of the city's creative forces. Leading up to the release of this year's Best of Phoenix issue, we're profiling 100 more. Welcome to the 2014 edition of 100 Creatives. Up today: 21. Shawnte Orion.

Shawnte Orion's inspiration comes while in transit.

"I try to make the most of my daily commute to and from work," the Phoenix poet says. "The intensity of music and the clarity of solitude can produce the best brainstorms. It's one of the cheapest and most efficient artist residencies you can experience."

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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