Mike Newell

Mike Newell is the author of three books of poetry--uNderground Fires, The Unlived Life and Aestivation--and the newly issued NO BOTTOM. Following his early years as a wildland firefighter, Newell taught at-risk students in public schools and correctional facilities for over two decades, retiring in 2004. After a 19-year hiatus from firefighting in Alaska, he re-certified his fire qualifications in 2000 and went to work on western wildfires. Mike Newell lives and writes in upstate New York.