Michael Ricciardi is an Arts & Sciences educator, philosopher, curator, performance poet, and inter-media artist living in Seattle, Washington. He has self-published three mixed-genre chapbooks [amer arcana, 1993, Zygote Flux 1998, Space Junk, 2003], an epic poem, "Genomia" , and one spoken word CD [Chaosmosis, 2003]. Michael's writing has been published in Nobody's Orphan Child , Vox Populi , and The Surface ; an additional chapbook, Emergeometry, was published by Warm Mango Press .
Michael has given performances [solo and multi-media w/ accompaniment] at Lollapalooza , Arts Edge [1997, '98], Bumbershoot , The Seattle Poetry Festival [1997, '98, 2001], and the National Poetry Slam [Seattle National Slam Team, Austin, TX, 1998], as well as numerous clubs, cafes, and performance venues from Cambridge, MA, to Vancouver, B.C.
He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants for his artwork [photography, video-poetry] and creative projects, including 'Future For WORD', a special exhibition of visual, experimental, and new media poetry [recipient of an Allen Foundation for the Arts Grant, 2001, 2002].