Poet, Civil Servant, Educator
John-Michael Peter Bloomquist is a poet, artist, and gift economist living in DC with his wife and baby son in a house run by their needy black cat, Sir Zbigniew Herbert the IX. He is a former Peace Corps volunteer and a Solar System Ambassador volunteer for NASA. While a volunteer writing instructor in the Monroe County Jail, he co-edited Poems from the Jail Dorm (Monster House Press, 2016), an anthology of incarcerated men's poetry. He has been published in Nimrod, Heavy Feather Review, Third Coast, among others, and has been anthologized in And Blue Will Rise Over Yellow: An International Poetry Anthology for Ukraine (Kallisto Gaia Press, 2023). He is the author of Rocket Celestial (White Stag, 2023).