Michelle Brooks has published a collection of poetry, Make Yourself Small (Backwaters Press), and a novella, Dead Girl, Live Boy (Storylandia Press). She just completed a book of essays titled Second Day Reported. She has published writing and photography in Alaska Quarterly Review, Threepenny Review, Hotel Amerika, Iowa Review, and elsewhere. Her poetry collection Flamethrower will be published by Latte Press in 2019. Originally from Mineral Wells, Texas, she has spent much of her adult life in Detroit.