Michael Main is a 56-year-old career poet, educated at Indiana University-Bloomington. A West Coast writer, he currently lives and writes in the small commercial crab fishing port of Newport, Oregon. Originally from the Midwest heartland, he is a past recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission. In 1996, he was among the first writers in the U.S. to mount a literary web studio offering electronic multi-media text/graphic presentations (Star Thrower Publishing). Main’s current project involves producing works to empower and further explore the dynamics of Language Poetry. Main believes that a genuine avant-garde Language Poet movement can embody a realistic prospect for cultivating adept levels of revolutionary linguistic practice. Main's experience with Language Poetics suggests to him that it is fully capable of bringing writers and readers to levels of linguistic energy, intellectual discovery, and emotional joy that must be critical to the survival of any advancement of adept and alert culture in the early 21st Century. Main's first book - "Quintet For The Apocalypse" - was published in April 2012 by Howling Dog Press-USA. To preview or purchase, visit: http://issuu.com/howlingdogpress/docs/apocalypse_issuu_sampler
Publications and Prizes
Quintet For The Apocalypse (Howling Dog Press, 2012)
Caketrain, Omega: Online Literary Journal, The Tower Journal, Ygdrasil
Individual Artist Fellowship, Indiana Arts Commission
Philosophical Hermeneutics by Hans-Georg Gadamer, Of Grammatology by Jacques Derrida, Selections: Poets For The Millennium by Paul Celan, Selected Poems by Jorge Luis Borges, Collected Poems Of Octavio Paz: 1957-1987 by Octavio Paz
Otto Rank: "Art and Artist"
Ernest Becker: "The Denial Of Death"
Paul Tillich: "The Shaking Of The Foundations"
Thomas Mann: "Death In Venice"
Cormac McCarthy: "The Road"
Robinson Jeffers: Collected Poetry Of
Robert Pirsig: "Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance"
Friedrich Nietzsche: "Thus Spake Zarathustra"
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Listing last updated: January 10, 2013