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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Spring, Fully Loaded

February 27, 2008

Okay, that's a bad pun (Potential Energy? I need some of that!)

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The Mayor's Awards

February 20, 2008

It was a grand night, and we came home with a heavy glass object that could certainly be used by Colonel Mustard in t

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The Outermost House

January 17, 2008

Here's one of my all time favorite quotes:

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Teeth, For Some Reason

December 20, 2007

I was driving my daughters to school, and the oldest got mad at me (for something, I can't exactly remember.

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The Trouble With Titles

December 01, 2007

I have a book manuscript due at the end of December. My very first book. Yippee!

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First-Person Dudes

October 01, 2007

For some reason, I've been reading lots of books written by men, written in first-person and told by male characters.