Mike Young

Welcome Nalini Edwin

We are now featuring Mike Young's fourth author choice. 

Nalini Edwin's work appears in journals including GiganticNOÖNo, Dear, and extramural; her installations have shown in various cities on the East Coast and in Paris. She lives in Brooklyn and works in copy design for an education startup.

We will have a previously published piece up at 8:00 AM this morning.

Introducing RE Katz

We are very excited to introduce RE Katz, the first author from Mike Young's series. We've got several pieces ready to post over the next two weeks. Included below is her bio and a link to her new work.

The first up is I Found the Crawlspace Roomy, originally published in Issue 9 of Bat City Review. This will be available at 8:00 AM.

If you like what you read, go here to purchase her new work in print or digital form, and/or let your friends know how they can read her too.


RE Katz works as an artist in residence at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and as a teaching artist for the Just Buffalo Literary Center. She has taught at University of Massachusetts Amherst, Summer Institute for the Gifted, and the Juniper Institute for Young Writers. In the past year, she has worked with speech pathologists to develop language-based creative arts groups at the University at Buffalo Speech and Hearing Clinic. Her one-act play, Undark, debuted at Sugar City in Buffalo in November, 2014. She is the author of Any Berry You Like (iO Books, 2014). Her chapbook Pony at the Super is forthcoming from Horse Less Press. This summer she will present her work on The Poets’ Dream Database at the Electronic Literature Organization’s 2015 Conference in Bergen, Norway.

Introducing Mike Young's Curator Series

We are excited to announce Mike Young's series of featured authors! Mike was an obvious choice for curator because he seems to have traveled to every corner of the contemporary literary world. As author, publisher, and performer, he sees firsthand the work from some of the best emerging writers.

While his participation in the literary community began online through venues like the Zoetrope Virtual Studio, he also has physical roots in some of the most vibrant swamps for good words: Western Massachusetts, Baltimore, and now Portland, Oregon.

In 2005, he co-founded the literary magazine NOÖ Journalwhich has in its ten year run published 600+ authors and artists. It's distributed online and in print (for free!) all over the country. In 2007, he started Magic Helicopter Press, which puts out chapbooks and full length books of genre-scuttling poetry, prose, and interactive art. Work published by Magic Helicopter has received acclaim from Nylon, The Rumpus, American Book ReviewThe Poetry Foundation, Best American Poetry, VICE, BOMB, and more. 

Along with his editorial work, Mike is the author of three books: Sprezzatura (2014, poems), Look! Look! Feathers (2010, stories), and We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough (2010, poems). As a performer, he's shared many a stage with other authors promoting their work, in spots like the Cantab Lounge, Brown University, the Center for Fiction in NYC, and elsewhere. He also contributes to the literary blog Real Pants, writing about both literary magazines and readings. Mike lives online at http://mikeayoung.tumblr.com and offline in Portland, OR, unless he is out on the road reading his heart out.

See his thoughts on his author choices, the list of authors, and their schedules here.