Seth Michelson is the author of the chapbooks Maestro of Brutal Splendor (Jeanne Duval Editions, 2005), Kaddish for My Unborn Son (Pudding House Publications, 2009), and House in a Hurricane (Big Table Publishing, 2010), and he translated Tamara Kamenszain’s internationally acclaimed book of poetry El Ghetto (Point of Contact, 2011). His collaboration with composer Zhou Tian, "A Crown for Soprano, Cello, and Piano," won first-place in the ASCAP Awards, and his poetry and essays appear widely in both academic and popular publications. He has taught for Adelphi University, Bard College, C.W. Post, Sarah Lawrence College, and the University of Southern California, and he also has worked as a journalist, bouncer, bilingual-Spanish elementary-school teacher, and limo driver. He currently resides in Los Angeles.