Michael Baldwin was born and reared in Fort Worth, Texas. Although he originally wanted to be an astronaut, the eyes weren't quite 20 twice. He might have been a tennis pro, but poetry proved more lucrative. He is also a professional jazz clarinetist manqué. However, he's pretty sure his, great grandfather was the Lakota mystic warrior, Crazy Horse, and will be glad to tell you why over a couple of beers.
Mike holds a BA in Political Science, a Masters in Library Science, and a Masters in Public Administration. He was director of the Montgomery County and the Benbrook Public Libraries. He has also taught American Government and was a regional supervisor of the 2000 census.
Mike's publications include:
A Slam Poetry Manual, published by the American Library Association in 2003.
Scapes, which won the Edwin Eakin Poetry Book Award in 2011.
Counting Backward From Infinity, science-based poetry, won the Morris Chapbook Award 2012.
Murder Music, a mystery thriller, published in 2014, and
Passing Strange, science-fiction short stories, in 2015.
Surpassing Strange, science-fiction short stories, in 2016.
Chronicles of Frank, some "short tall tales of Texas ranching" was published in 2016.
Lone Star Heart, a book of Texas poetry, in 2016, a finalist for Poetry Book of the Year from Texas Institute of Letters.
Space Cat, a children's story book with science information about the solar system (2017).
Mike resides in Benbrook, Texas, where he writes, plays and coaches tennis, and provides seminars on the neuroscience of creativity and on self-publishing. Visit his author's webpage: www.JMBaldwin.com.