Kenneth Michael was born in Missouri, USA, in 1991. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Iowa and he is currently working towards an M.A. in English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He lived for a time in New York City, where he worked as a bookseller, before attending the summer writing workshop at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He lives in Omaha with his wife and two sons.