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Betsy Aoki reads "Instructions on Being a Sea Creature" by Allen Braden

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Betsy Aoki reads "Instructions on Being a Sea Creature" by Allen Braden.

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 betsyaoki.com/breakpoint or follow her on twitter at @baoki.