Larry O. Dean was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan, where he won three Hopwood Awards in Creative Writing, and Murray State University's low-residency MFA program. His recent books include Frequently Asked Questions (forthcoming, Salmon Poetry, 2020), Activities of Daily Living (Salmon Poetry, 2017), Brief Nudity (Salmon Poetry, 2013), Basic Cable Couplets (Silkworms Ink, 2012), abbrev (Beard of Bees, 2011), About the Author (Mindmade Books, 2011), and I Am Spam (Fractal Edge Press, 2004). Selected magazine publications include Berkeley Poetry Review, Passages North, Big Bridge, OCHO, Nude Bruce Review, and Angry Old Man. Also a critically-acclaimed songwriter, Dean has numerous releases to his credit, including Good Grief (2015), Product Placement (forthcoming, 2019) and Fun with a Purpose (2009) with The Injured Parties, Gentrification Is Theft (2002) with The Me Decade, and Fables in Slang (2001) with Post Office. Seek him out at http://www.larryodean.com/.