Michael Gray Bulla is a young adult novelist and poet from Franklin, Tennessee. He was named the 2017 Nashville Youth Poet Laureate with Southern Word, and he is currently pursuing a degree in Creative Writing at Wells College. His first poetry collection, Letters to the Home, was published in 2019. His debut young adult novel IF I CAN GIVE YOU THAT is forthcoming from Quill Tree. Gray currently resides in Ithaca, New York with his polydactyl cat Hermes