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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Tony Hoagland's New Book

February 08, 2010

As a devotee of Tony Hoagland, I am very happy that he has a new book out, (Tattered Cover better have it in stock, o

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Some smart ideas: Bishop and Longenbach

December 09, 2009

A passage from James Longenbach’s The Resistance to Poetry, the opening to a chapter entitled “Untidy Activi

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A Weekend for the (weird and frigid) record books

December 08, 2009

What can I say?

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Tattered Cover to begin selling used books

November 14, 2009

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Tony Hoagland, Unpacking the Writing Process

November 05, 2009

This, on a pretty neat blog, "How a Poem Happens": http://howapoemhapp