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Valerie A. Szarek performs her poetry and Native American flute throughout Colorado. She won Denver’s Blissfest Poet of the Year, 2018.
Leather working artist and owner of "Breezy Mountain Leather,” her writings encompass Shamanism, earth-centered spirituality, travels to Egypt and Prague, politics, and recovery from addictions. Her poetry book, Signs of Life, is available on her website.