Bloomington, IN – Michael was born in Long Island, N.Y. He received his MFA from Indiana University and continues to live in Bloomington where he works, writes and tutors at an after-school program. He is also a mentor with PEN’s Prison Writing Mentorship Program. His work has appeared in At Length, Poets Weave, La Fovea, and is forthcoming in Toe Good Poetry.
Michael was recently named a finalist for the 2013 Ruth Lily Poetry Fellowship. He is also a CantoMundo Fellow. While in graduate school, Michael served as the Genre Editor of Poetry for the Indiana Review and will be the Guest Editor at Toe Good Poetry for 2014.