Michael Graves was a student of James Wright’s at Hunter College. He is the author of a book of poems Outside St. Jude’s, which was re-issued as an ebook by Rattapallax. He has published more than one hundred twenty-five poems in journals and magazines, some of which include The Classical Outlook, European Judaism, The Journal of Irish Literature (4), Writer’s Forum, Rattapallax (5), The Hurricane Review, The Hollins Critic (11), Archipelago, Salonika and nycBigCityLit. He has published poems in the James Joyce Quarterly, and his poem “Apollo to Daphne” appeared in Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (Oxford, 2001). He has held editorial positions at Rattapallax and has been an editor for R. E.M. Press and The Poetry NewsLetter as well as a contributing editor to the Aeraiocht Press. In his spare time, he runs the Phoenix Reading Series.