Michael Brosnan

is the author of The Sovereignty of the Accidental (Harbor Mountain Press, 2017), which poet Naomi Shihab Nye describes as a “stunning book… poems which stir language, memory, momentary intense awareness, to give us back the bracing joy of clear thinking.” Poet Eamon Grennan writes, “His is voice of both musical and intelligent authority.”

Brosnan’s poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including ConfrontationNew LettersBarrow StreetPrairie SchoonerThe Moth, and Rattle.

He is also the author of Against the Current, a book on inner-city education for kids at risk of dropping out, serves at the senior editor for Teaching While White, and writes often on issues in education. 



I make my living as a writer, editor, and educator. So I’m available for writing assignments and editing projects as well as workshops, conferences, and literary events. I’ve run writing workshops for educators, consulted with schools on issues of diversity and inclusion, been a visiting poet and writer in schools, and presented at numerous education conferences — including the Spirituality in Education Conference at Teachers College and the Education Innovation Summit.

As a freelance writer and editor, I’ve worked with numerous organizations, publications, and individuals. I specialize in the field of education, but I’m always happy to consider other projects.

If you are looking for editorial help or would like me to participate in an event, please feel free to contact me.