Michael jones was born in Chicago, grew up in LA and lived in Santa Cruz, California before relocating to Boulder, Colorado in 2003. He has an MFA from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. His poetry has been published in the chapbook, Shadowlit, and the anthology, Recipes for the Apocalypse (Baobob Tree). Other publications include Bombay Gin, Sliding Uteri and Tribe–a now defunct online mag where he interviewed music artists such as Michael Franti and the rapper J-Live. He has taught poetry workshops to K-12 students through California Poets in the Schools. Michael is also featured in the film, Here We Grow and was a co-host on the Free Speech TV show, Sourcecode. He is one of Boulder, Colorado’s favorite dj’s spinning from a wide variety of genres. He hosted the radio show, A Place at the Table, on KZSC, Santa Cruz from 1998 to 2003 where he featured spoken and written word works alongside music from around the world. Michael has performed his poetry in several places from coffee houses to stages including those of Trilogy, The Fox Theater where he opened with GSP (Ryan Nelli and Errin Bone) for Bonobo and the Boulder Theater, opening for Saul Williams.