Michael Croley was born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Corbin, Kentucky. He is an NEA Fellow in Literature for 2016. Croley's work has appeared in Narrative, Kenyon Review Online, The Paris Review Daily, Blackbird, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, Fourth Genre, and the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. He lives in Granville, Ohio and teaches creative writing at Denison University. His debut collection, Any Other Place is being published by Blair Publishing in April.