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Opalina Salas is a poet, former book store owner, editor of femme lit magazine Let It Bleed, and creator of the original Poets on X+ Reading Series, first held at Cliff Notes, the bookstore she owned with her husband-poet Carlos Salas. The series moved to Mighty Fine Arts when Cliff Notes closed, and now calls Lucky Dog Books in Oak Cliff TX their creative home. She has been an indie butterfly curator/hostess for many WordSpace events. Her work has appeared in a number of journals including Mad Swirl Blue Note 6, Death List Five, Gutter Eloquence, La Noria Journal, and is included in the Anthology of Texas Beat Poets, published by University of Texas Press. She has read all over Texas at festivals, galleries and nightclubs, is a regular contributor to Mad Swirl, has been featured at Pegasus Reading Series, Pandora’s Box, and was a featured reader at Dallas’ edition of Noir at The Bar. She was the co-host and a featured performer at The Texas Beat Poetry festival of 2012 in Edinburg TX, a featured performer at Forest Fest 2011, and a participant in the first annual New Orleans Poetry Fest of 2016. She is proud to be the emcee of The Mad Manor Performance Space at the 2016 Oak Cliff Speedbump Tour in late spring. Opalina has been performing and writing for over 25 years, and is an active participant in the development of her beloved community. Her proudest moment was the creation of Cliff Kids, her weekly story time based on community leaders as readers and local business providing books, healthy snacks and fresh air and cool grass to play in on Saturday mornings. Opalina met her husband, fellow poet and artist Carlos Salas at an open mic in Ft Worth TX, has been his comrade and partner for 20 years and lives with him in Oak Cliff with their visual artist dynamo daughter, Paloma, and two cats, Jack and Benny. Her only desire is to continue her pursuit of open mics state wide and to finally write that one perfect poem. Until then, she continues.