Mike Malpiedi is a queerdo nerd boi, writer, singer, performer and friendly neighborhood panda currently residing in Warwick, Rhode Island. He is the event & distribution coordinator for Game Over Books as well as an editor and submission reader. Mike has been curating open mics, readings, and other events since his undergraduate days at Bridgewater State University. He has been a producer for organizations and reading series such as the Boulder International Fringe Festival, Bouldering Poets, Bombay Gin Literary Journal and the Biennial for the Americas. Mike is also a MFA graduate of Naropa’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and is currently an event coordinator for Brown University. You can find his work in The Bridge, Clockwise Cat, and The Love Shovel Review.