Michael Prior is a Japanese Canadian writer. A past recipient of Magma's Editors' Prize (2013), Grain's Short Grain Contest (2014), The Walrus's Poetry Prize, and Matrix Magazine's Lit Pop Award, Michael's poems have appeared in numerous journals across North America and the UK. Michael's first chapbook, Swan Dive, was published in 2014 by Frog Hollow Press, and his first full-length collection, Model Disciple, was published in 2016 by Véhicule Press's Signal Editions. Michael holds an MA from the University of Toronto and teaches at Cornell University, where he is completing an MFA in poetry.