Michael Akuchie is an Igbo-Esan poet. Wreck, a chapbook manuscript (winter 2020, The Hellebore Press) was selected by José Olivarez to win the 2019-2020 Hellebore Poetry Scholarship Award. He is a four-time nominee for Best of the Net and one-time nominee for The Orison Anthology respectively. Winner of the 2020 Roadrunner Poetry Prize, he tweets at @Michael_Akuchie and reads submissions for Frontier Poetry. He has poems forthcoming with Poet Lore, Cosmonauts Avenue, Ecotheo Review, Whale Road Review, Gordon Square Review, and Moon Child Magazine.