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Betsy Aoki reads "Romp" by Lorraine Healy

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Betsy Aoki reads "Romp" by Lorraine Healy.

Betsy Aoki is a poet, short story writer and game producer. Her first poetry collection, Breakpoint, was a 2019 National Poetry Series Finalist and received the Patricia Bibby First Book Award. Its signature poem, "Slouching like a velvet rope," was selected by Pulitzer Prize winner Jericho Brown as the winner of the Auburn Witness Poetry Prize. To find out more about Breakpoint, go to or follow her on twitter at @baoki.