Michael Hogan is the author of fourteen books, including a collection of short stories, six books of poetry, collected essays on teaching and on politics in Latin America, a novel, and a history of the Irish battalion in Mexico which formed the basis for an MGM movie starring Tom Berenger. His work has appeared in many
journals such as the Paris review, the Iowa Review and the Harvard Review, and numerous textbooks including Perrine's Sound and Sense and DiYanni's Literature.

Dr. Hogan has taught students and given in-services to teachers in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Argentina for the past fifteen years. Prior to his work in Latin America, Dr. Hogan worked with the Poets in the Schools Program for over a decade in California, Arizona, Utah, Montana and New Mexico. He provided in-service training in creative writing for teachers in those states and worked with at-risk students in the San Francisco Public School system. He is a former consultant on institutional programs for the National Endowment for the Arts, and for several years conducted the multicultural Summer Humanities Program at Wayne State University with Etheridge Knight.

Dr. Hogan has worked as a consultant for the Irish Embassy, the Austrian Embassy, and for the Advanced Placement Program of the College Board where he is currently the Latin American liaison. His many awards included the Ben Franklin Award 2000, two Pushcart Prizes, an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, the Grace Stoddard Literary Fellowship, the Alden Dow Fellowship, and the gold medal of the Mexican Geographical Society. He is former Head of the English and Humanities Department at the American School of Guadalajara, and he was concurrently adjunct professor of U.S. Foreign Relations at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG)