Rane Arroyo (b. 1954 - d. 2010 - Toledo, Ohio) was a Chicago-born poet who lived his later years in the Buckeye state. He published ten books of poems, a book of short stories, and a collection of selected plays. Arroyo said, quote: "No one is more surprised than I at being read in my lifetime." Arroyo's most recent books include "The Buried Sea: New & Selected Poems" (2008, The University of Arizona Press), and "The Sky's Weight" (November 2009, WordTech/Turning Point.)
"Midwest Challenge" was nominated by the journal for a 2009 Pushcart Prize.