Michael Blumenthal, born 1949 in Vineland, New Jersey, is the former Director of Creative Writing at Harvard, and graduated from the Cornell Law School with a J.D. degree in 1974. His eighth book of poems, No Hurry: Poems 2000-2012, has was published by Etruscan Press in 2012. He is the author of the memoir All My Mothers and Fathers, a collection of essays from Central Europe, When History Enters the House, and the novel Weinstock Among the Dying, which won Hadassah Magazine's Harold U. Ribelow Prize for the best work of Jewish fiction. Five of his books were recently published in Germany by Verlag André Thiele of Mainz. He has three new books out in 2014: Just Three Minutes, Please: Essays from National Public Radio; The Greatest Jewish-American Love in Hungarian History: Short Stories, and "Because They Needed Me. The Incredible Struggle of Rita Miljo To Save The Baboons of South Africa," and is presently Co-Director of the Immigration Clinic at The West Virginia University College of Law.