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Michael Mau

Michael Mau


I am a writer, teacher, father, runner, tinkerer, artist, craftsman, and snappy dresser. I began my writing career at the prestigious Green Valley News and Sun in Arizona but was soon tricked into teaching high school. As a slave to teenagers for fourteen years, I have coached cross country and track, led an award-winning speech and drama team, won some plaques, and lost a little bit of my soul. In 2013, I transferred to  an alternative school where I work with students who have been used, abused, and dumped on our doorstep. They're misfits like me, and I love them.

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Michael Mau’s short fiction has appeared in Mount HopeFirewords QuarterlySubtopianFerocious Quarterly, and other places."An Open Letter to America From a Public School Teacher," originally published in McSweeney's, received national attention when it was picked up by several news outlets. The Black Warrior Review selected his story "Little Bird" as the winner of their annual short fiction contest. His story "Best Launderette"chosen by Pam Houston for Fifth Wednesday Journal, was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He received his MFA from the Bluegrass Writers Studio in central Kentucky where he writes and teaches.

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