No Stranger Than My Own

Poems

by Michael J. Henry

$15.00

Michael Henry’s poems are a skilled, luminous negotiation with the surfaces of life and the shapes of memory. His poems, shot through with feeling and perfectly crafted, are as happy sounding the dark classical themes of poetry as they are finding the saving glisten of the everyday.

REVIEWS

“Michael Henry has an unerring, delicious appetite for details. This is not mere nostalgia, but Henry’s profound engagement with the significance of the particulars, even the minutiae, of his country’s narrative, and of his family and their lost ones. He understands that in the act of writing we are always imperfect, only ‘using crude tools/to carry a message to those in the ether.”
Gail Mazur, author of Zeppo’s First Wife

“This collection wanders an American landscape and an interior one iwht equal skill, the voice a witness without false promise. Go with Henry a while, and then, be grateful.”
Chris Ransick, author of Asleep Beneath the Hill of Dreams

“Michael Henry’s poems are a skilled, luminous negotiation with the surfaces of life and the shapes of memory. His poems, shot through with feeling and perfectly crafted, are as happy sounding the dark classical themes of poetry as they are finding the saving glisten of the everyday.”
Eli Gottlieb, author of Now You See Him

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Additional information

Imprint

Conundrum Press

ISBN

978-0-9713678-8-3

Author

Format

Paperback

Pages

80

Size

5.5 x 8.5

Publication Date

June 2012

The Author

Michael J. Henry

Michael J. Henry

Michael Henry is co-founder and Executive Director of Lighthouse Writers Workshop, an independent literary arts center located in downtown Denver. His poetry and nonfiction have appeared in places such as 5280 Magazine, Georgetown Review, Threepenny Review, Pleiades, and Rio Grande Review. Over the years, he has received a Colorado Council on the Arts fellowship, and a PlatteForum fellowship. He received an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College, an undergraduate degree in English from University of Rochester, and currently teaches poetry and nonfiction writing at Lighthouse and University of Denver. A collection of poetry, No Stranger Than My Own, was published by Ghost Road Press in the fall of 2008 and reprinted in 2012 by Conundrum Press. In 2010 and 2012, a series of poems comprised a full-length ballet, Intersection, which was performed by Ballet Nouveau Colorado–now called Wonderbound. (They also made a film trailer for the performance.) In May 2014, Conundrum Press released his second poetry collection, Active Gods.

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