Michael J. Carey has poems published recently in The Oregonian, Calypso, and Portland magazine. The poems in Commotion range from realistic to surrealistic, with a few political poems for good measure. With a focus on urban life, nature, mortality, and the ins-and-outs of living in the modern world, the poems in Commotion match Fortuna with perseverance, mix pessimism and optimism. He has also published academic texts, in professional journals, and business publications. He has aslo worked as an editor for academic and business publications and as a ghost-writer. Commotion is his first poetry CD.