Micah Cavaleri is the founder of Dead Man Publishing and the author of The Syllable That Opened an Eye (2010). He has served in Iraq, jumped out of helicopters, and flown Humvees off of dunes as well as earning a few degrees along the way. Micah studied for his BA in theology and philosophy at the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and received his MA in philosophy from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. There was poetry along the way. After that, he trained in satellite communications and as a cavalry scout for the Army National Guard and completed graduate studies in advanced international affairs at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.