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Michele Baron

Michele BaronMichele Baron
World-traveler, former Fulbright Scholar Michele Baron currently lives in Kyrgyzstan. Ms. Baron develops outreach projects, writes poetry, prose, non-fiction, has self-published three books: A Modest Menu: Poverty, Hunger and Food Security, in Poetry and Prose and A Holiday Carol, and blue wings unfolding so far, and is a visual/performance artist. 
Visit her Amazon page HERE
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Steve Leggett

Steve Leggett
Steve Leggett grew up in Manistee on the shores of Lake Michigan, a geography of snow, wind and waves that has continually informed his writing.
He has published several chapbooks, including The All-Forest, The Form It Takes and Entropy in the New World.
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Renee Butner

Renee Butner
Renee Butner lives in Winston-Salem, NC, with her husband and dog, Cookie.  Most recently she has been published in Piedmont Plus Senior Games, Jonah Magazine, Sheila-Na-Gig, Haiku Journal, and Failed Haiku and is a member of the NC Haiku Society and Winston-Salem Writers.
She keeps busy working two jobs, adoring her three very young grandsons, painting, and running.  She loves the ocean, travel and dark chocolate. 
Visit her website www.reneebutner.wordpress.com.
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Robert Beveridge

Robert Beveridge makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry just outside Cleveland, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in Wildflower Muse, Noble/Gas Qtrly, and The Ibis Head Review, among others.

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Julia Klatt Singer

Julia Klatt Singer 2017
Julia Klatt Singer has two books of poetry, a chapbook and a set of short stories published. ('A Tangled Path to Heaven' and 'Untranslatable' by North Star Press, 'In the Dreamed of Places' by Naissance Press, and '12 Branches: Stories from St. Paul' by Coffee House Press.)
When not writing poetry, she is the poet in residence at Grace Nursery School. Yes, that's right, she writes poetry with 3 to 5 year-olds. (They write it, she just put the words down for them). And she works as a visiting writer in the schools through Compas.
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Swati Ghatpande

Swati Ghatpande is an aspiring writer and has been writing poetry since the age of 12.  Poetry, for her, is a way to relate to people and express simple thoughts in an intense way. She's happy to have found the OPP and appreciates the opportunity it provides to established poets as well as to aspiring ones.

She works in the area of medical communications, and lives in Allen, TX with her husband and two daughters.

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Daryl Muranaka

Muranaka Daryl

Daryl Muranaka lives in Massachusetts with his family. In his spare time, he enjoys aikido and taijiquan and exploring his children’s dual heritages. He has full-length collection, Hanami (Aldrich Press, 2015), available on Amazon.  

You can read more about him at www.darylmuranaka.com.


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Claude Clayton Smith

Claude Clayton Smith

Claude Clayton Smith is Professor Emeritus of English at Ohio Northern University and the author of 8 books and co-editor/translator of two others, most recently MEDITATIONS After the Bear Feast: The Poetic Dialogues of N. Scott Momaday and Yuri Vaella (Shanti Arts, 2016).

His own work has been translated into five languages, including Russian and Chinese.


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