Michael Ruby is a poet and journalist who lives in Brooklyn. He is the author of seven full-length poetry books, including Compulsive Words (BlazeVOX, 2010), American Songbook (Ugly Duckling, 2013), ebook Close Your Eyes (Argotist Online, 2018) and The Mouth of the Bay (BlazeVOX, 2019). His trilogy in prose and poetry, Memories, Dreams and Inner Voices (Station Hill, 2012), includes ebooks Fleeting Memories (UDP, 2008) and Inner Voices Heard Before Sleep (Argotist, 2011). He is also the author of the echapbook First Names (Mudlark, 2004) and four Dusie Kollektiv chapbooks, including The Star-Spangled Banner (2011) and Foghorns (2014). He co-edited Bernadette Mayer’s collected early books, Eating the Colors of a Lineup of Words (Station Hill, 2015). Recordings of three of his books, two performances and an hour-plus 2004 interview are available at PennSound. Recordings of three other books are archived at WFMU. Recent interviews can be found in Rob McLennan’s Blog, Brooklyn Poets and on WGXC. A graduate of Harvard College and Brown University’s writing program, he works as an editor of U.S. news and political articles at The Wall Street Journal.