Michael MacBride has delivered newspapers, worked for UPS, done collections at a bank, was a roadie for a country band, taught English, Literature, and Humanities courses at universities and colleges in Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Illinois, and most recently is a grant writer and funder researcher for nonprofits. Michael received his PhD in English from Southern Illinois University (2014), his MA in literature from Minnesota State University (2007), and his BS in creative writing from Eastern Michigan University (2002).