BA, Wright State University, 1998
MFA, Rutgers University-Camden, 2012
Michael Haeflinger earned a BA in Religion from Wright State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University. He is the author of two chapbooks of poetry: Love Poem for the Everyday (2011) and The Days Before (2013).
He previously taught writing and literature at Drexel University and at Rutgers-Camden, where he received the Chancellor's Award for Faculty Civic Engagement for his work with local teens. He co-founded Louder Than a Bomb-Camden, a teen poetry festival that encourages poetry composition and performance in educational spaces, and is the co-founder of a similar program debuting in Tacoma in Spring 2016.
He lives in Tacoma and can be found online at www.michaelhaeflinger.com.