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Kevin Michaels
Attended Fairleigh Dickinson University
Lives in Asbury Park, New Jersey
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There is, it would appear, a controversy surrounding whether posing nude speaks to female empowerment or not. However you slice the question, Google results indicate a dicey answer.  Why posing nude is not empowerment (483,...
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52 Mondays (28/52): Public Service Announcement (and a bit of distributive justice)
"The purpose of terrorism lies not just in the violent act itself. It is in producing terror. It sets out to inflame, to divide,  to produce consequences which they then use to justify further terror." ~Tony Blair I like governmental agencies if only becaus...
"The purpose of terrorism lies not just in the violent act itself. It is in producing terror. It sets out to inflame, to divide,  to produce consequences which they then use to justify further terror." ~Tony Blair I like ...
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Stephanie Wright is an important voice.  If you are not reading 52 Mondays you need to start reading.  Now. 
 
52 Mondays (27/52): Missoula, a (sort of) book review
For survivors, the aftermath of both rape and war are often profoundly similar. Traversing the post-trauma landscape - wounded and shoeless, beneath alien constellations and mapless - survival feels less like victory than unearned purgatory. We give rape vi...
For survivors, the aftermath of both rape and war are often profoundly similar. Traversing the post-trauma landscape - wounded and shoeless, beneath alien constellations and mapless - survival feels less like victory than une...
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A little perspective and random POV on things that matter.... It's been a week in which I found myself battling an element of the lunatic fringe on Twitter - that same dumbass but vocal group of idiots who dispute rape sta...
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I'm over at wrighterly.com this week with a guest column entitled, "This Happened To Me, Too". The column is part of Stephanie Wright's "52 Mondays" - if you care at all about stopping DV as well as sexual violence, you need ...
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Required reading: The July 27 to August 9 issue of New York magazine features 35 of the 46 women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault since the late 1960's on the cover, along with an empty chair representing the 11 ...
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“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.”                                                                                                 William Bruce Cameron              ...
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I'm over at wrighterly.com this week with a guest column entitled, "The Curious Case of Hope Solo". The column is part of Stephanie Wright's "52 Mondays" in which she dissects, discusses, and examines domestic violence.  I've...
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My story "I Hung My Head" is at Jeanette Cheezum's cavalcadeofstars (much respect to Jeanette for giving writers a cool place to hang out - one of my favorite places and a great site to find a diverse range of writing).

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I’ve talked and written at length about DV and sexual violence – I’m fortunate to have a guest post at wrighterly.com later this week (part of Stephanie Wright’s excellent 52 Mondays series) where I’ll be writing about sexual...
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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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Writer - surfer - badass
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Author of the novels: LOST EXIT, FIGHT CARD: HARD ROAD, and FIGHT CARD: CAN'T MISS CONTENDER.

Nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize for my short story: "No Tears For Crying" and another 2011 Pushcart Prize nomination for my story: "Who's got The Action".

My short stories and flash fiction have appeared in a number of magazines and indie zines, including The Literary Review, Word Riot, Six Sentences, Dogzplot, The Foundling Review, Powder Burn Flash, A Twist of Noir, At The Bijou, and Tuesday Shorts among many others. Other short stories have been included in the anthologies for Six Sentences (volumes II and II). I also post my fiction at A COLD RUSH OF AIR. I show up periodically at SLIDING DOWN THE RAZOR'S EDGE to offer my opinion and POV on topics not too earth-shattering in size, scope, or detail.

I have also published a number of non-fiction articles and stories in print publications ranging from the NYTimes.com and the Life/Style section of The Boston Globe to The Bergen News and Press Journal, and raged in print at places like the triCity News, NY Daily News, and The Press.

COMING SOON: Upcoming books: STILL BLACK REMAINS, A STEADY RAIN,  and more FIGHT CARD books.

I'm a writer and surfer who lives at the Jersey Shore.

Specialties: Writing, freelance assignments, editing, screenwriting, and solving world problems without waiting to be asked.
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Founder/Creative Director Story Tellers AP. Community based organization that develops literacy through the art of writing. Using reading, group exercises, and one on one mentoring, Story Tellers provides under-served teenagers and young adults the opportunity to write their own stories which can inspire them to discover the strength and power of their own voices. The goal of the program is to develop literacy, self-expression, and self-esteem.
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  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
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