Michael Schmeltzer
earned an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University. He has been a finalist in the Crab Creek Review Poetry Contest, the Richard Hugo House New Works Competition, and for the Jane Kenyon Poetry Prize. His work has been published or is forthcoming in New York Quarterly, Poetry Midwest, Main Street Rag, and Hawai'i Pacific Review, among others. He lives in Seattle, Washington.