Michael Dumanis is a poet, editor, and professor, originally from the former Soviet Union.
Author of Creature, forthcoming in September 2023.
Born in Moscow to Jewish parents of mixed Ukrainian, Russian, and Belarusian descent, he immigrated to the United States at the age of five. His second book of poems, Creature, will be published by Four Way Books in September 2023. His first, My Soviet Union, won the Juniper Prize for Poetry. He is also coeditor, with poet Cate Marvin, of the anthology Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century. With Kevin Prufer, he coedited the volume Russell Atkins: On the Life & Work of an American Master. He lives in North Bennington, Vermont, and is a member of the Literature Faculty at Bennington College, where he runs the Poetry at Bennington reading series and serves as Editor of Bennington Review.