Michael Giacon is a poet, songwriter and performer. Born and raised in Auckland, he is from a large Pakeha-Italian family. In 2016 he graduated with a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the Auckland University of Technology, and the same year won the Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems. He has been published in brief, A Fine Line, Fast Fibres, and Fresh Ink. Michael is a founding member of the Isthmus Poets with other AUT MCW alumni. They have produced a chapbook, Cityscapes, through GMTpress.