After graduation from the University of Minnesota in 1989, Michael P. Amram began writing prose and poetry which was influenced by living and working in urban environment as a disabled person. Amram’s first novel The Orthodoxy of Arrogance was published in 2013; the manuscript of which was chosen as a finalist for the Loft Literary Center’s 2011/12 Mentor Series. His poetry first appeared in the 2013 collection Scenes the Writer Shows: Forty-one Places a Poem can go. In 2015 he read his poetry at the Loft’s dedication as an International Peace Site. Amram lives with his wife in Minneapolis.