Michael Main

Newport, OR 97365
541 961-3233

Author's Bio

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
Prizes Won: 
Individual Artist Fellowship, Indiana Arts Commission

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
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

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Anderson, IN
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Last updated: Jan 10, 2013