Richard Michelson‘s poetry collections include More Money than God, Battles and Lullabies, and Tap Dancing for the Relatives. His new collection, Sleeping as Fast as I Can, was released this year in April. He wrote the libretto for the off-Broadway musical theater piece Dear Edvard, and his children’s books have been on the top ten lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and The New Yorker. Michelson has received a National Jewish Book Award and two Sydney Taylor Gold Medals from the Association of Jewish Libraries. A native of East New York, Brooklyn, Michelson has served as Poet Laureate of Northampton, Massachusetts, where he hosts a poetry radio program and owns R. Michelson Galleries.