Jamal Michel currently teaches English Literature in Miami, FL. His mother and father were born in Guyana and Haiti, respectively, and he's been using creative writing and social commentary to address topics as a writer of color who also identifies as Muslim. He received his BA in English Literature from Florida International University and his masters in English Education from Duke University.
His work focuses primarily on race and identity, surrealism, and absurdity. His political writing has been published in the Miami Herald and The News & Observer, and he's served as a columnist at Duke University. His creative writing has been published in The Rectangle, Forge Journal, and Yes Poetry, as well as 805 Lit+Art, Mortar Magazine, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, Up the Staircase Quarterly, and Lunch Ticket.