Mike Good


Pittsburgh, PA
Pennsylvania US

Author's Bio

Mike Good completed his MFA from Hollins University in 2016 and received his BA in English Writing and History from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. Since 2018, he has served as managing editor of Autumn House Press. An Americorps alumni and (recovering) grant writer, he has over ten years of nonprofit experience and has served on grant panels with Heinz Foundation and worked as an editorial consultant for Frontier Poetry’s Poetry Lab. Mike grew up in Plum Boro and currently resides in Wilkinsburg. Before attending Hollins, he founded the still-running, free, community-based creative writing workshop Hour After Happy Hour and online journal, now-called After Happy Hour.

His poetry and criticism have appeared in or is forthcoming at a variety of venues, including The Adroit Journal, BirdfeastThe Carolina Quarterly, decemberForklift, OH, Full-Stop.net, Five Points, The Georgia Review, Pleiades, PloughsharesRattleSalamanderSOFTBLOWSugar House ReviewTerrain.org and elsewhere. His work has received support from Hollins University, from The Sun, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference (2021), and he has been nominated for the Best New Poets anthology.

He is at work on his first poetry collection.

Publications & Prizes

The Pittsburgh Neighborhood Guidebook (Belt Publishing, 2021)
Wayfinding (Finishing Line Press, 2021)

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Last update: Jul 05, 2022