Ann E. Michael


Brunner Rd
Emmaus, PA 18049

Author's Bio

My work is my world, and vice versa. Strong connection to environmental concerns through the close observation of the natural. Philosophical/spiritual with a quiet and unconventional sense of humor. Biblical & scientific influences. I am an educator in the fullest sense of the term. Genre: hard to peg. Nature poetry? Maybe, provided you agree that human beings are part of nature.

Publications & Prizes

Birdsong: Poems in Celebration of Birds (Foothills Publishing, 2016)
Cadence of Hooves (Yarroway Mountain Press, 2008)
Common Wealth (Penn State University Press, 2006)
The South Atlantic Coast and Piedmont (Milkweed Editions, 2006)
I Have My Own Song for It: Modern Poems of Ohio (University of Akron Press, 2002)
Inside Grief (Wise Press, 2001)
Essential Love (Grayson Books, 2000)
The Red Queen Hypothesis (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2021)
Barefoot Girls (Prolific Press, 2020)
The Capable Heart (Foothills Publishing, 2012)
Water-Rites (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2012)
Small Things Rise & Go (Foothills Publishing, 2006)
The Minor Fauna (Finishing Line Press, 2006)
More Than Shelter (Spire Press, 2004)
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Comstock Review
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment
Mad Poets Review
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Runes: A Review of Poetry
Prizes won: 

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in Poetry

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Jane Hirshfield, Gregory Orr, Mary Oliver, Robert Macfarlane, Whitman, Lorca, Seamus Heaney, Donald Hall, A.E. Stallings, Natasha Trethewey, Elizabeth Bishop, Dickinson, W. Szymborska, Kay Ryan, Rebecca Solnit, Marie Ponsot, William Stafford, Adrienne Rich, William Blake, Annie Dillard...

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Born in: 
Fort Wayne, IN
Raised in: 
New Jersey
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Last update: Nov 07, 2019