Michael T. Young was born in Reading, PA. He moved to New York City in 1990. His fourth collection, The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost, was released by Poets Wear Prada, November 2014. His chapbook, Living in the Counterpoint (Finishing Line Press), received the 2014 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award from the New England Poetry Club. His other two collections of poetry are Transcriptions of Daylight (Rattapallax Press) and Because the Wind Has Questions (Somers Rocks Press). He received a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Chaffin Poetry Award. He was runner-up for a William Stafford Award. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous print and online journals including The Louisville Review, Fogged Clarity, Off the Coast, The Potomac Review, and The Raintown Review. His work is also in the anthologies Phoenix Rising, Chance of a Ghost, In the Black/In the Red and forthcoming in Rabbit Ears: TV Poems. He lives with his wife and children in Jersey City, New Jersey.