Raquel Dionísio Abrantes is a Portuguese poet, word witch, and writer. She has a Bachelor's Degree and a Master’s Degree in Cinema from Universidade da Beira Interior. Raquel gave a Master Class in Writing of Scripts about Narrative Structure. Her writing has been published by literary journals and magazines. She is the author of As Above, So Below. More about her work can be found on Instagram, @woodland.poem.
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