Shavawn Berry


Writer/Poet. Teacher/Editor/Creativity Coach. Empath. Songbird. And, yes, Elton John Freak. Shavawn M. Berry’s writing is forthcoming or has appeared in The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Anjana Network, Be You Media Group, The Good Men Project, Journey of the Heart: Women's Spiritual Poetry, Olentangy Review, Black Fox Literary Magazine, Vagina - The Zine, Rebelle Society, The Cancer Poetry Project 2, Kinema Poetics, Kalliope, Poet Lore, California Quarterly, Westview – A Journal of Western Oklahoma, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, North Atlantic Review, Concho River Review, Synapse, Living Buddhism, The World Tribune,, Blue Mountain Arts/SPS, Poetry Seattle, and, to name just a few. In 1998, she received her Master’s degree in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles where she specialized in Creative Nonfiction and Memoir. She teaches writing and editing full-time at a university in the Southwestern United States. She can be reached via her web site: or on her Facebook page,




  • Rest & Renewal

    Rest Renewal

    “There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by my self. Read more

    Posted on 27 January 2013 DIARIES, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Filling My Jar


    “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.”  ~ Unknown At the start of this year, I decided to create a “happiness jar” to fill with reports of the good things... Read more

    Posted on 19 January 2013 DIARIES, SELF EXPRESSION