Mike Finn is an artist and a poet. His drawings and texts have appeared in Choice, Audit, and Exquisite Corpse, among other publications. He has shown his work for many years, and has published seven books of his drawings and writings. In addition, Mike has served as Ringmaster for the Backyard Circus audience participation theater, Lead Construction Consultant and Organizer for Leathers and Associates community-built playgrounds, a NYSCA Poet-in-the-School, a Waldorf School Class teacher, a Gifted and Talented Instructor for TST BOCES Enrichment, and a stained-glass craftsman for Lamb Studios—the oldest studio in America. Mike is the founder of the Finnstitute, an Enrichment School in Ithaca, NY.