Michael Kleber-Diggs lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is a poet, essayist, and literary critic. Michael's writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Poem-a-Day, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Water~Stone Review, City Pages, Paper Darts, Pollen Midwest, Poetry City, North Dakota Quarterly, Midway Review, and a few anthologies. Michael is a past Fellow with the Givens Foundation for African-America Literature, a past-winner of the Loft Mentor Series in Poetry, and just completed his term as the inaugural Poet Laureate of Anoka County libraries. His work has been supported by the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Jerome Foundation. Michael is married to Karen Kleber-Diggs. Karen and Michael have a daughter who is pursuing a BFA in Dance Performance at SUNY Purchase.