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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I Have Been to Oprah's Web Site and Have Lived to Tell the Tale....

October 20, 2009

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Poet Heather McHugh Wins a Genius Grant

September 24, 2009

Heather McHugh--a poet I must admit I am not all that familiar with--just received a MacArthur Fellowship, which, for

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Great Opportunity for Veterans

September 18, 2009

Lighthouse is very honored to take part in an amazing program--

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Biz Weekend Report: The Serpentine Path

July 29, 2009

I can't say I was ever very good at deadlines; I once wrote a paper on James Joyce's Ulysses, and turned it

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Faculty Reading Report

June 10, 2009

First, there were fish & chips and some very tasty Hefferveisen (sp?) with slices of orange, all at the very swan

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A Thought for National Poetry Month

April 15, 2009

Who says poetry makes nothing happen, or that it doesn't matter?