A native of Fullerton, California, Michael Miller is the cofounder of Moon Tide Press and the author of College Town (Tebot Bach, 2010), The First Thing Mastered (Tebot Bach, 2013) and Angels in Seven (Moon Tide Press, 2016). A longtime journalist, he has written for the Los Angeles Times and other publications and won a 2014 Orange County Press Club award for his story on poets Lee Mallory and Charles Bukowski. He has served as a judge for Poetry Out Loud and the San Diego Book Awards, and his work has appeared in Poetry Quarterly, San Pedro River Review, Pea River Journal, Lummox, Potomac Review and elsewhere. He earned a BA from the University of California, Irvine and an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia. He teaches English and runs the creative writing club at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Los Angeles.