Michael Bazzett is a poet and teacher. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, Massachusetts Review, Pleiades, Guernica, Virginia Quarterly Review, Copper Nickel, the Rumpus, and Best New Poets. You Must Remember This, his debut collection, received the 2014 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry from Milkweed Editions, where he has two additional collections forthcoming: The Interrogation, and The Popul Vuh, the first English verse translation of the Mayan creation epic. Bazzett is also the author of two chapbooks, The Imaginary City (OW! Arts) and The Unspoken Jokebook (forthcoming from OW!). He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two children.