Michael Poage has a B.A., MFA, and MDiv. He has seven books of poems, the most recent , And So It Goes by SeaCliff Media, 2014. Publications include Confrontation, Muse & Stone, Cider Press Review and Poetry East. For 25 years he was a local church pastor in United Church of Christ, Kansas. In 2012, he was a trauma counselor in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Poage teaches English at the Intensive English Language Center at Wichita State University where he lives with his wife.