Poems that explore not only the variety and magnitude of loss, but also the great power of resilience and joy.
Michael Hettich was born in Brooklyn in 1953 and grew up in New York City and its suburbs. He has lived in upstate New York, Colorado, Northern Florida, Vermont and Miami, where he now lives with his family. He has published twelve books and chapbooks of poetry, and his work has appeared widely in journals and anthologies.
Michael Hettich is the winner of two Florida Individual Artists Fellowships. The Measured Breathing won the 2011 Swan Scythe Press award. Flock and Shadow was selected as a national Book Sense Spring 2006 Top Ten Poetry Book and he received the Tales Prize for Swimmer Dreams in 2005. He is married to Colleen and has two children, Matthew and Caitlin.