Michael Oropollo Jr. is a best selling author, poet, and teacher. His social and political essays have been published in the Santa Monica Daily Press and the Good Men Project, where he was a weekly columnist. He is the author of Beyond the Bars with Chris “Tatted Strength” Luera, Thoughts, a poetry volume, and His History, Her Story with Dr. Debra Warner. Michael currently lives and teaches in Los Angeles, California.