Michael Berger is a writer and teacher living in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is an editor of the arts and writing magazine, The Salted Lash, as well as one of the founders of The Iron Garters art collective. He used to run a bookstore in San Francisco. Some of his other work can be found at The Rumpus, Pank, Word Riot, Dogwood, The Bolt and Whiskey Island. A collection of his essays, Ravish the Republic was published by Punctum Books in July, 2015.