Dead Man Publishing is a project of the gut…desire and hope and blindness.  The vision is Lutheran and Buddhist, taking language and writing as architecture.  Words, space and punctuation are the bits with which we build that architecture.  Innovation is the natural tool to accomplish that vision.  Innovation asks the author to see her work as a piece making a whole, a part taking its meaning from outside of itself and its maker.

Experimentation, relevance and genius are the only criteria by which works are judged.

Micah Cavaleri has served in Iraq, jumped out of helicopters and flown Humvees off of dunes as well as earning a few degrees along the way. Micah studied for his BA in Theology and Philosophy at the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, MN, and received his MA in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. After that, he trained in satellite communications and as a cavalry scout for the Army National Guard, and completed graduate studies in Advanced International Affairs at Texas A&M in College Station, TX. Micah now lives in Michigan’s UP working on his MDiv at Luther Seminary, serves the congregations of First and Grace in the Copper Country, and plays with his family.



Stealing, appropriation, collaboration, tapping into the past, plagiarizing from writers now but fearlessly and openly… that is part of it.  Maybe more on that notion later.  If you have cool visual work that translates to the web, let us know.