Michael Birdinground likes to write things you won't read from anybody else. “I like to write about dark and melancholy stories, and occasionally romance, or love,” he said. Birdinground was born and raised in Billings, and during the 2019 Dreyfest Poetry Jam he’s collaborating with noise artist Isaiah Demontiney, aka Melted Nard Puke.
Who are your (literary/spiritual/personal) influences? Alternatively: Who are your ideal adoptive parents?
Phil Griffin and Nels Jensen (Bull Market) would be ideal adoptive parents.
Describe your psychic shielding—what, exactly, keeps you from succumbing to the forces of evil?
Do you think the world is ending? Why or why not?
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
The remote being out of my reach.
Who is your desert island poet? Why?
Describe an irrational fear or superstition you just can't shake.
See Birdinground perform during Dreyfest Poetry Jam, starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 at Craft Local, 2413 Montana Ave.