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About the Author

Stephen Orr Manning was born in Tennessee, grew up in Mississippi and Arkansas, joined the USAF in 1961, and traveled the world. He retired after service in Guam during the Vietnam War, in Europe and Saudi Arabia during the Cold War. Those experiences provide a rich background for his poetry. He has a BS cum laude from Syracuse University, a master’s in international relations from University of Oklahoma and additional coursework in military history and public administration. He now resides in the woodlands of the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas.

His first book “Camera of the Mind” is available in softcover and e-book formats at