Michael Walsh received his B.A. in English from Knox College and his MFA in Creative and Professional Writing from the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities. His poetry books include The Dirt Riddles (University of Arkansas Press) as well as two chapbooks, Adam Walking the Garden and Sleepwalks (Red Dragonfly Press). He is the editor of Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology, forthcoming from Autumn House. His poems and stories have appeared in journals such as Alaska Quarterly Review, The Chattahoochee Review, Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review, Great River Review, The Journal, North Dakota Quarterly, and Prairie Schooner. He lives in Minneapolis, MN, and works as a curriculum administrator at the University of Minnesota.