Gerbil Probe: The Media Empire of Michael Allen Rose

Michael Allen Rose is an author, musician, and performance artist based in Chicago, IL.

His published books include a cartoonish comedy novella entitled Party Wolves In My Skull (Eraserhead Press 2011) and an experimental and surreal exploration of gun violence entitled Boiled Americans (Bizarro Pulp Press 2015). Having studied theatre in the frozen wastes of North Dakota, Michael’s plays have been produced in major cities such as New York, Chicago, Portland, and Denver. He hosts the Ultimate Bizarro Showdown at Portland Oregon's "Bizarro Con" each year and he also spent time in the conservatory program of Chicago's famed Second City and on stage as a burlesque perfomer. He releases industrial and experimental music under the pseudonym Flood Damage. His short stories can be found in such publications and anthologies as The Magazine of Bizarro Fiction, Kizuna: Stories for Japan, Fireside Popsicles, Bizarro Bizarro and Mighty In Sorrow: A Literary Tribute to David Tibet. He really likes cats, and enjoys good tea and good beer.

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