Michael Poore's short fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, Southern Review, Agni, Fiction, and Asimov's. His story "The Street of the House of the Sun" was selected for The Year's Best Nonrequired Reading 2012. His first novel, Up Jumps the Devil, was hailed by The New York Review of Books as "an elegiac masterpiece." Poore lives in Highland, Indiana, with his wife, poet and activist Janine Harrison, and their daughter, Jianna.
"Tales of gods and men akin to Neil Gaiman's Sandman as penned by a kindred spirit of Douglas Adams."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "The most fun you'll have reading about a man who has been killed by both catapult and car accident."--NPR "This book made me laugh out loud. And then a page later, it made me sob. Reminiscent of Tom Robbins and Christopher Moore, Poore finds humor in the dark absurdities of life."--Chicago Review of Books "Charming . . . surprisingly light and uplifting . . . It reads like a writer having fun."--New York Journal of Books