Michael Don

Michael Don

Michael Don

Assistant Professor

Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Literary Editing

Michael Don is the author of the story collection Partners and Strangers (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2019). His short fiction and essays have appeared in journals such as The Southampton Review, World Literature Today, Baltimore Review, Washington Square Review, Fiction International, Southern Humanities Review, and the Brooklyn Review.

He has previously taught at Tufts University, Penn State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and St. Paul's University in Kenya.

Michael co-edits Kikwetu: A Journal of East African Literature and is the fiction editor of Porcupine Literary: A Journal by and for Teachers.

Selected Publications

Partners and Strangers, Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2019

"Please Replace the Acknowledgements Page of My Novel with This," Defenestration Magazine, 2024

Short fiction
"Sneak Peek," Baltimore Review, 2024
"A Good Home," Another Chicago Magazine, 2021
"The Least We Could Do," J Journal, 2021
"A Temporary Addiction," Hobart, 2019
"Out and Back," The Cortland Review, 2016
"To Make Sure She Could Stop," Vol. 1 Brooklyn, 2015

"What About the Clouds," Timber, 2022
"Sutherlands versus Gluttons," Words & Sports, 2022
"Pangani," the Brooklyn Review, 2022
"Make the NBA Great Again," World Literature Today, 2021



M.F.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A., Tufts University

In the Media

"Being Creative while Parenting," Positive Philter podcast, 2023