Professor of English, Liberal Arts Department, Berklee College of Music
Michael Heyman is a scholar and writer of literary nonsense and children's literature. When not lurking about Simmons, he is a Professor of English at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches courses partly, if not wholly nonsensical. His articles and reviews have appeared in various journals, including the ChLA Quarterly, The Horn Book Magazine, and The Lion and the Unicorn, where he was also a four-time judge for the Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry. He is the head editor of The Tenth Rasa: An Anthology of Indian Nonsense (Penguin 2007), the first ever anthology of its kind. His short stories and poems for children can be found in The Puffin Book of Bedtime Stories (2005), The Moustache Maharishi and other unlikely stories (Scholastic 2007), and This Book Makes No Sense: Nonsense Poems and Worse (Scholastic 2012), the latter of which he also edited. He is currently guest editing the "nonsense" issue of IBBY's Bookbird, an international children's literature journal.