Michael Henry

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Michael Henry

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Michael J. Henry, MFA currently serves as Executive Director of Lighthouse, where he also teaches poetry and memoir and essay workshops. A former recipient of a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship and a PlatteForum Fellowship, his work has appeared in such places as Copper Nickel, Threepenny Review, 5280 Magazine, Ekphrasis, Hippocampus, Many Mountains Moving, Pleiades, Red Rock Review, Rio Grande Review, Georgetown Review, and Bloomsbury Review. Since 2008, he's collaborated with Garrett Ammon of Wonderbound (formerly Ballet Nouveau Colorado) to create three narrative poetry performances, When the Power Goes Out, Intersection, and Gone West.

Michael grew up in Buffalo, New York, received a BA in English from University of Rochester and an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. In 1997, he co-founded Lighthouse with Andrea Dupree, who serves as program director.

He's published two full-length collections of poetry, No Stranger Than My Own and Active Gods, both with Conundrum Press. In 2017, he was awarded a Livingston Fellowship from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation.

Michael Henry's Published Work

Michael Henry's Articles

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A Story Is a Living Thing

September 03, 2015

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Lit Matters: Running, and Saul Bellow

December 03, 2014

Sure, I read some as a kid—mostly science fiction, like Dune and the Foundation trilogy, and for a

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Rain and Change

September 14, 2013

Note: Here's a post from Mike Henry's personal blog, which re

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Mark Doty, Elegies, and Sunflowers

May 03, 2013

Happy Friday! And welcome to your intermittent dose of Mark Doty.

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Sass + Big Heart = Mary Karr

August 06, 2011