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.

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Balet Nouveau

February 03, 2009

I've been joking lately about my participation in Ballet Nouveau's

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So Much Depends On Good Poetry...

December 14, 2008

Mark Irwin, one of the first Lighthouse Writer’s Studio guests way back in 2004, has a new book out, and Amazon.com s

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Colorado Book Awards, a Small View

October 15, 2008

Well, the night was full of celebration and great news, with so many Lighthousers winning and being nominated.

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Billy Collins is Back at It

October 04, 2008

Mr. Collins, will you be my uncle?

Sorry, but I had to get that out of the way.

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More Strands

April 24, 2008

Here's the opening to Mark Strand's intro to Best American Poetry 1991 (One of the first poetry books I boug

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Mark Strand. Denver. May 3 and 4.

April 23, 2008

Picture this: a relatively handsome, bored, long-haired undergraduate boy slouches in a classroom, sometime in 1987 (