about me

Hi there. Thank you for visiting my site.

I’m a published writer (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, journalism, scholarship). For 17 years before my retirement in June, 2022 I taught on the writing faculty at Indiana University Southeast. I earned an MFA in poetry from Spalding University’s Low-Residency Program and also completed an MA in fiction and literature from the University of Louisville. I also completed a couple of years of Ph.D. work in Composition & Rhetoric at the University of Louisville. So when it comes to writing, I’m well-rounded (I hope!). 

I occasionally give writing and music workshops and classes. Contact me if you are interested in in-person or virtual lessons.

I perform (acoustic guitar, dobro, ukulele, vocals, lap steel) with the Americana/Roots trio Molly’s Mutts and other musician friends.

My wife, son, and I are micro-homesteaders, working a tad less than two acres in New Albany, Indiana, across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky, keeping a native-plant meadow, organic garden beds, a butterfly and pollinator garden, and six egg-laying chickens. We also constantly strive remove the invasive bamboo that the previous owners planted. Whew!

Due to my many interests (and my A.D.D) updates can be…rather scattershot. But I do update as often as I can.

Thank you so much for visiting, and consider making a small donation to help fund my efforts as an independent writer and musician, and the content I make available on this site.

Best wishes,


Where else to find me:

Subscribe to my Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/m0jack01

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michaeljackmanwordsandmusic

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