Poet and writer Michael H. Broder is a same-sex-married, HIV-positive man of learning and letters living in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. He holds a PhD in classics from CUNY and an MFA in creative writing from NYU. His first book of poems, This Life Now, was published by A Midsummer Night's Press in 2014. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. He has taught at NYU, CUNY (Graduate Center, Brooklyn, Hunter, Queens, and York Colleges), the University of South Carolina, and Montclair State University.