Mike Puican’s debut book of poetry, Central Air, was published by Northwestern Press in 2020. He’s had poems in Poetry, Michigan Quarterly Review, and New England Review among others, and he won the 2004 Tia Chucha Press Chapbook Contest for his chapbook, 30 Seconds. His essays and reviews have appeared in TriQuarterly, Kenyon Review, Brevity, and MAKE Magazine. He was a member of the Chicago Slam Team and has been a long-time board member for the Guild Literary Complex. He teaches poetry to incarcerated individuals at the Federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago.