This week we welcome Michael Schiavo as our guest blogger. Michael is the author of The Mad Song and the chapbooks 275 Ocean Avenue, Beautiful School, Dandelion (from his Gondola imprint), Ranges I (H_NGM_N) and Ranges II (Forklift). He founded the Long River Review at the University of Connecticut in 1997 and would later create the Ordinary Evening Reading Series in New Haven. His poetry has appeared in such diverse publications as The Yale Review, The Normal School, Fourteen Hills, No Tell Motel, La Petite Zine, The Awl, Sawmill, Country Music, Jerry, Drunken Boat, jubilat, Verse Daily, the Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology and is forthcoming from Poems of Devotion: An Anthology of Recent Poets (Wipf & Stock) edited by Luke Hankins. He's the founding editor of The Equalizer, an occasional poetry anthology, as well as Gondola, a print 'zine that features early poems from Paul Violi in Issue 1 and new work from Ray DeJesús, Buck Downs, Matt Hart, Curtis Jensen, Catherine Meng, and Sandra Simonds in Issue 2. He has recently completed translations of Virgil's Eclogues and the Dao De Jing, in addition to dub versions of Shakespeare's Sonnets. He lives in Vermont where he sometimes updates his blog, The Unruly Servant, and tweets at @Michael_Schiavo.