Michael Baldwin is a native of Fort Worth, TX, and may be a descendant of the Lakota mystic warrior, Crazy Horse. He holds a BA in Political Science and Master’s degrees in Library Science and Public Administration. He is retired from a career as a library administrator and professor of American Government. Mr. Baldwin is published extensively in literary journals and anthologies. His poetry was featured on the national radio program The Romantic Hours, and has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He won the Eakin Manuscript award in 2011 for his poetry book, Scapes. He won the Morris Memorial Chapbook Award in 2012, for Counting Backward From Infinity. His book of Texas poetry, Lone Star Heart (Lamar University Press, 2016) was a candidate for the Texas Institute of Letters Poetry Book Award. His book, The Quantum Uncertainty of Love, was published in 2019 by Shanti Arts Press. Mr. Baldwin has also published a mystery thriller novel, Murder Music, and three collections of science-fiction short stories, Passing Strange, and Surpassing Strange, & Beyond Passing Strange; and a children’s science/adventure book, Space Cat. Mr. Baldwin resides in Benbrook, TX.