Michael Friedman’s most recent book is Martian Dawn & Other Novels (Little A, 2015), an omnibus collection of three novels that includes a reissue of his 2006 cult novel, Martian Dawn (Turtle Point). From 1986 to 2008 he edited the influential literary journal Shiny. Several poems from his book Species (The Figures, 2000) were included in the anthologies Great American Prose Poems (Scribner, 2003) and Like Musical Instruments: 83 Contemporary American Poets (Broadstone, 2014). In the aughts Friedman was an adjunct member of the faculty of the MFA writing program at Naropa University in Boulder. He is a former chair of the board of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. Michael passed away on May 5, 2020. RIP.