Michael Ball scrambled from daily and weekly papers through business and technical pubs. Satisfaction and feeling like a writer came through blogging and podcasting, mostly political. Born in OK and raised in rural WV, he became more citified in Manhattan and Boston. Now one of the Hyde Park Poets, he conquers his innate shyness at readings and open mics. He has moderate success placing poems in GOSS183 PoetsArtists, Havik 2019 Anthology, SPLASH!, It's All About Arts, The Reality Break Press, and finalist in the annual Robert P. Collén Competition.