Shawn Aveningo, aka The Red Shoe Poet, is an internationally published, multi-award-winning poet who hosts the Verse on the Vine™ poetry show. She’s performed in San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Sausalito, Sacramento and St. Louis. Her work has been published in over 50 anthologies, literary journals and e-zines, including Pirene’s Fountain, Nazar Look: Metric Conversions, Nefarious Ballerina, Convergence, Poetry Now, Tule Review, Four Chambered Heart: Tribute to Anais Nin and Haunted Waters Press Stories from Home. She’s a Show-Me girl from Missouri, a Summa Cum Laude graduate from University of Maryland and a very proud mother of three. She absolutely loves shoes – especially red ones!
Robert Sanders has won over three dozen international awards in creative design, animation, and photography. He was nominated for an Emmy for Fire Mountain, a news documentary detailing the eruption of Mt. St. Helens and the Pacific Ring of Fire. Robert's work spans half a century of creative development through an analog and digital journey, where he is always in the front of the lunatic mass, always leading. He's a teacher to thousands of aspiring artists, while always remaining a student of the light. As a successful commercial photographer, author, and mentor, the work of Robert Sanders is sometimes dramatic, sometimes clever, at times controversial, occasionally humorous, but always sensually intriguing and impacting. You can view Robert’s Commercial site at www.RobertSandersPhoto.com.
Together, Shawn and Robert founded The Poetry Box, where they can share their passion for creating art from the heart, in celebration of life's special moments. They both whole-heartedly believe that every day we spend with the people we love, doing what we love, and reaching out to one another to lend a helping hand, is a moment in life worth celebrating.