MFA, University of Alaska Anchorage; BA, University of Arizona
Michael Burwell was born in Princeton, New Jersey in 1948, but grew up in Seattle. He moved east to Rochester, New York when he was thirteen and later graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. In 1982, he moved to Alaska to attend UAA. While at UAA he was a technical editor and did historical research, and taught creative writing.
His poems and stories have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Pacific Review, Northland Quarterly, Louisville Review, Points North, Tongue, Thunderbird, and a number of regional anthologies. In 1989 his collection, North and West, was published by Heaven Bone Press as the winner of their annual International Chapbook Competition.