Michael Strelow has published poetry and fiction in a variety of literary magazines, including The Bellingham Review, Willow Springs, Cutbank, Poetry Midwest, Kansas Quarterly, Sou’wester, Hubbub, Silverfish Review, Mr. Cogito, and a number of anthologies. He is working on a second novel, The Moby Dick Murders. He teaches English at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and has lived in Oregon for more than three decades.


Fascinating, humorous, and wise … it deserves its place on bookshelves along with other Northwest classics.

Craig Lesley
Author of Storm Riders

​Michael Strelow weaves the story of a town and its mysteries in his debut novel, The Greening of Ben Brown, a 2005 Oregon Book Award Finalist for fiction. Ben Brown, the protagonist, becomes a citizen of East Leven, Oregon, after he recovers from an electrocution that has not killed him but has...Forward

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