The poems of Michael Wendling serve as chilling reminders of the things that we often forget: the threat of nuclear war, the total devastation we are wreaking on the environment, and the atrocities that we have committed against one another over the past 100 years. His approach is fresh and exciting, his topics discomfiting.
Michael provided a questionnaire-style bio:
Birth: 22.5 years old, born and raised in upstate New York, suburban Buffalo.
Schooling: Bowling Green state university (Ohio). One year at University of East Anglia, Norwich, England (coincidentally, home university of the Poet Laurate of England).
Primary occupation: Reporter. Currently employed by the Associated Press in Cleveland.
Residence as of December: Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Residence in February: ???.
Current obsessions: War in the late 20th century. Maps. Coffee. Flow of Information.
Previous publications: poems and stories minor publications/zines in and around Bowling Green, Ohio and hometown of Amherst, NY. Online on several of the same type of websites. They are all defunct (as the Internet, too, will be one day)
Driving skill: Moderate to bad.
Education: So far, decent to mediocre.
LSAT scores: good.
Employment prospects: encouraging.
Check out his site, The Reset Syndicate, or drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael's works here at Unlikely Stories are:
July 1999 - July 2000:
Who's Afraid of the Atom Bomb?
Dawn at the Salzgitter/Bad Station
France 3, Brazil 0