Charlotte O'Brien had her first poem published in a girly teen magazine at the age of ten. She has come a long way since then. Ask her where she's from and she'll tell you: England, Australia, & San Francisco in that order. She currently lives in the forest above the ocean near San Francisco with her partner, her ten-year-old daughter and her cat.

Charlotte holds a BA in Creative Art with a double major in Creative Writing from Griffith University, and won the Australian Dorothy Crawford Memorial Scholarship for Creative Writing. She completed the Master Poetry Class at USC and returned from Prague where she studied poetry at Charles University through the USC program of Professional Writing. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as The Southern Californian Anthology, Cider Press review, LA Melange and Beyond The Valley Of The Contemporary Poets Anthology.

Charlotte is a former co-host for Feminist Magazine on KPFK and a performer and staff writer for LitRave. She has been the featured poet at many venues throughout Southern California including Feminist Magazine for NPR, and the LA Times Festival of Books.

She believes that books smell almost better than her daughter's skin. She recommends moving on when you get stuck. Advises that myopia is something to be wary of even before you get old. Would take looking at the moon over watching the ocean but prefers to do both at the same time. She tends to take life as it comes and thinks that probably, things will work out.

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