Michael Anthony Adams, Jr. is originally from Whittier, CA. He's the author of two novels, six collections of short stories, seven collections of poetry, and a memoir. He holds a master’s degree in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research in New York City. He’s the founder of Ursprung Collective, a spoken word/music project referred to as “fantastic brain food” on ReverbNation. His writing has appeared in the Santa Fe Literary Review, The Stray Branch, Badlands Literary Journal, and more. He currently lives with his partner and collaborator, artist PJ Adams, and their children in Baltimore, MD.