A native of Philippi, West Virginia, Mike Smith is a graduate of UNC-G, Hollins College, and the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of the poetry collection, Pocket Guide to Another Earth, out now from Dos Madres Press, and the memoir, And There Was Evening and There Was Morning, now available from WTAW Press (Santa Rosa, CA). He’s published three prior collections of poetry, including Byron in Baghdad and Multiverse, both from BlazeVOX Books (Buffalo, NY). In addition, his translation of Goethe’s Faust: A Tragedy, was published by Shearsman Books in 2012. His most recent translation project is Contemporary Chinese Short-Short Stories, published by Columbia University Press (October 2017). Together with software engineer Brandon Nelson, Mike created and curates The Zombie Poetry Project. He lives in Cleveland, Mississippi.