Michael Ceraso was born in the Ivory Coast to an Italian father from Milano and an Irish American mother from Brooklyn. After leaving Africa as an infant, he lived in Italy, New York, Haiti and Georgia before returning to his mother’s hometown. Raised in Queens, New York, he currently works in the administration at the City University of New York at Queens College, where he plans to begin an MFA in poetry in Fall 2012. His poems have been published in Art & Scope, Third Wednesday, The Refined Savage Poetry Review, Suisun Valley Review, Poetry Super Highway, Gloom Cupboard and Askew Poetry Journal. He has poetry forthcoming in The Copperfield Reviews’s Fall 2011 edition as well the Winter 2011 edition of Utopia Parkway, a Queens College CUNY Literary Journal, where he helps with editing part time.