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Mike L. Nichols was born all in a rush just after midnight, with no assistance from doctor or midwife, under a waning Tennessee moon on a chill October night behind a partition at the back of a tar-paper shack in which his unwed mother had holed up for a time. This according to Mike himself, a well-known storyteller and liar.

Among other things Mike has worked as a janitor, laborer, bookseller, and produce clerk. He lives and writes in Idaho, where he continues work for future books and publications. Mike earned his B.A. in English from Idaho State University, where he was awarded the Ford Swetnam Poetry Prize. His short story, "A Silent Passing" was a judges' choice winner in Idaho Magazine. Check back for updates on the publication of a second poetry collection and a short story collection.

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