Michelle Ott is an emerging poet from the Mid-Atlantic. She is a first-year MFA student at American University earning her degree in Creative Writing, and also serves as the Community Outreach Coordinator for the university’s literary magazine, FOLIO. Her poetry has been previously published in Volume 14 of the Northern Virginia Writers’ Project’s anthology Falling for the Story, and will soon be featured in the 2022 DC Pride Poem a Day project. She currently lives in Washington, D.C.
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