Jamaal May is a Cave Canem Fellow, Callaloo Fellow and graduate from Warren Wilson’s MFA for writers. He is the author of a poetry chapbook (The God Engine, Pudding House Press, 2009) and editor of the Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook Series. His work appears in Callaloo, Indiana Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Blackbird and Verse Daily among many other journals. May has received two scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and he was a finalist for the 2010 and 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. Currently, he is the 2011-2013 Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University. May is a three-time Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam Champion, two-time Detroit Slam Champion, and two-time Individual World Poetry Slam finalist. He has coached three Brave New Voices youth slam teams, taught poetry classes through the Inside Out Literary Arts Project, and given readings, lectures and workshops at Norte Dame, Cornell, Indiana University, University of California, and other schools around the country.