Michael Patrick Byrne (born 28 April 1978) is an Australian poet, reviewer, anthologist and freelance poetry tutor. He was born in Sydney, spent his early childhood in Tuross Head on the New South Wales South Coast, and came to Canberra in 1987, where he currently lives. Byrne attended high school at Radford College in Canberra, graduating in 1996. In 1998 he undertook an Arts degree from the Australian National University, completing it in 2001. In 2003 he began a Masters in Journalism from the University of Wollongong, completing it in 2004. In 2007, he worked for The Word Magazine for two months as a journalist, salesman and researcher. In March 2008, he had two poems published in Quadrant. In March 2011, he had another poem published in Quadrant.