Michael H. Kew is a writer and poet who first became involved in media as a boy in the mid-1980s. His work has been featured worldwide in magazines, newspapers, videos, websites, advertisements, and books, including 2012's "Crossings," his first self-published collection of travel essays. "Rainbownesia," Kew’s second travel anthology, will be published in September. He lives in the coastal mountains of southwest Oregon.