Michael Harmon


Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Author's Bio

B.A. in English Literature, Long Island University, 1973. B.S. in Computer Information Systems, Arizona State University, 1982. Computer programmer for almost twenty years. Three sons who also live in Arizona.  Other poems published in:  For Poets Only (Issue No. 19, June 1990); Romantic's Quarterly (Vol. III, Issue I); 42nd Street Trip (#16); The Advocate (August/September 1990, Vol. 4, No. 4).

Publications & Prizes

Prizes won: 

Joint winner in the National Poetry Month Couplet Competition (2016) of The Society of Classical Poets.

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Mark Strand, Louise Bogan, Wallace Stevens, Sharon Olds, William Butler Yeats, Katherine Anne Porter, E.A. Robinson, Denise Levertov, Thom Gunn, Kim Addonizio, Dean Young, Cate Marvin, Ray Bradbury, Emily Dickinson, Cornelius Eady, Elizabeth Bishop, W. H. Auden, Sylvia Plath, William Empson, Gwendolyn Brooks, Randall Jarrell, Mary Jo Bang, Richard Wilbur, Annie Finch, Dylan Thomas, Anne Stevenson, Joshua Mehigan, Dorianne Laux, Dr. Zeuss, Katha Pollit, John Koethe, Ellen Voigt, David Ferry, Margaret Atwood, Russell Edson, Jane Kenyon, Philip Larkin, Adrienne Rich, Daryl Hine, Carol Muske-Dukes, Howard Nemerov, Marilyn Hacker.
What I'm reading now: 
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn

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Yonkers, NY
New York
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Last update: May 24, 2021