Michael Hugh Lythgoe grew up in Evansville, IN. He attended St. Louis University, served as an Air Force officer (earned his MA from The University of Notre Dame, and taught at Syracuse University). Mike earned an MFA from Bennington College after retiring from the USAF. He has taught world history, led an education and research foundation, and coordinated adult learning courses at The Smithsonian Institution. He was a Jenny McKean Moore Fellow with writer-in-residence John Haines at George Washington University. His chapbook, Visions, Revisions, was published in Virginia. BRASS, won the Kinloch Rivers contest (sponsored by the PSSC) in 2006. His full collection, Holy Week poems, is available as an ebook at BN.com. Mike has taught poetry, art appreciation courses, and the literature of espionage for ten years for the Academy for Lifelong Learning at the USC campus in Aiken, SC. Lythgoe is a contributing editor to Windhover, published by UMHB in Texas. He won the John Edward Johnson Prize Prize (PSSC) in 2014. He won second place in the South Carolina Academy of Author’s Fellowship contest for his poetry. His recent credits include: The Caribbean Writer, Windhover, Christianity and Literature, Cairn: The St. Andrews Review, The Petigru Review, The Santa Fe Review, SIXFOLD, Pea River, Innisfree Poetry Journal. Mike was a featured poet at Spoleto, Westobou (Augusta, GA), Monday Night Blues in Charleston, SC, and in the Lichfield Tea & Poetry series, 2014. He lives with his wife, Louise in Aiken, SC.