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Michael Salinger: Author/Poet, Educator, Metal Artist

Michael Salinger is an educator, author/poet, playwright and metal artist. He has been writing and performing poetry and fiction for over 35 years.  He has written books for elementary through adult readers as well as having co-authored  professional books for teachers with his partner in rhyme, Sara Holbrook. His book, Well Defined, Vocabulary in Rhyme, won a VOYA top shelf award. As a literacy consultant, he has visited over 200 cities spread across more than 50 countries, developing an expertise in working with preschool thru university aged students, native speakers as well as English language learners.

Sara Holbrook and he were named the 2021 Outstanding English Educators of the year by the Ohio Council of Teachers of English and are the authors of five professional books, including their most recent publication, From Striving to Thriving Writers, Strategies to Jump-Start Writing (Scholastic), a collaboration with Stephanie Harvey and the digital curriculum supplement Read Write Speak it! Empowering Student Voices.

Michael’s metal art reimagines found objects into whimsical and thought provoking pieces.