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About the Artist

Mike O’Connor (Port Townsend) is a poet, writer, and translator of Chinese literature. Through the 1970’s he farmed and worked in the woods on the Olympic Peninsula. Through the 1980's and into the mid-nineties he lived in Asia where he studied Chinese culture and worked as a journalist. He has published eight volumes of poetry and translation, most recently When the Tiger Weeps and Unnecessary Talking: The Montesano Stories, a memoir of childhood days. He is a recipient of an NEA literature fellowship and is an honorary fellow of Hong Kong Baptist University.

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