MICHAEL JENNINGS was born in the French Quarter of New Orleans and grew up in east Texas and the deserts of southwestern Iran before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania and the Graduate Writing Program at Syracuse University. He has authored seven collections of poems, won numerous grants and awards, including a CAPS Grant from New York State, and had work appear in such publications as The Georgia Review, The Sewanee Review, The Southern Review, and Yellow Medicine Review. He is also an internationally recognized breeder and judge of Siberian Huskies and has written three books on the breed. He lives with his wife, poet Suzanne Shane, and their dog pack in upstate New York.