About the Book
Bruce Allen Oatway aka BAO, is an American poet, author and teacher. Born in Newport, R.I. he graduated from the prestigious Roger Williams University Creative Writing Program under the tutelage of Robert McRoberts, Poets Robert Bly, William Stafford, James Tate and Robert Creely. He was editor and co-founder of Aldeberan ,a Literary Journal of New England. His first book of poetry " The Snow Leopards Tracks"was released in 2001 followed by "The Frost Cabin", his second book of poems. He authored the childrens book "The Magic Star" published in 2017 by Moonwishes Media, a collaboration with visionary artist/poet Li'a Mahina. His new book "I Am Me" is illustrated by British illustrator Amanda Gazidis. He's the father of 5 adult children and lives and teaches in Maui, Hawaii at famed Kamehameha Schools for Hawaiian children. He loves music and all things magical. Aloha!