Michael Gould is a gay Canadian New Zealand writer whose work has appeared in publications, both academic and popular, in New Zealand, Australia and the UK, including Landfall, The Spinoff, The Café Reader, Meniscus and in several anthologies, including The Friday Poem. He is also the author of 'Surrealism and the Cinema: Open-Eyed Screening’ (1976), one of the first English language books on the topic. He lives in Wellington.