Michael Waters, GPC 2008-2009
Michael Waters’ several books of poetry include Gospel Night (2011); Darling Vulgarity (2006—finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize); Parthenopi: New and Selected Poems (2001); Green Ash, Red Maple, Black Gum (1997) from BOA Editions; Bountiful (1992); The Burden Lifters (1989); and Anniversary of the Air (1985) from Carnegie Mellon UP. His several edited volumes include Contemporary American Poetry (Houghton Mifflin, 2006) and Perfect in Their Art: Poems on Boxing from Homer to Ali (Southern Illinois UP, 2003). In 2004 he chaired the poetry panel for the National Book Award.
The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fulbright Foundation, Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, and four Pushcart Prizes, he teaches at Monmouth University in New Jersey and in the Drew University MFA Program.
“The Conversion of St. Paul.” (Audio). The Georgia Review Blog.
“Wedding Dress.” Poets.org.