Michael will read his work on May 4, 2014 at 7:00pm as part of the NJ Literary Artists Fellowship Showcase.
The reading will take place at New Jersey Repertory Company
Long Branch, NJ 07740
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There is a suggested donation of $10. All tickets will be available at the door on the evening of the readings. No advanced ticket sales.
I loved the clanking rhymes of Robert Service's poetry as read to me by my father at bedtime, as well as the phrasings of the rock 'n' roll songs of 1958-63 (especially those written by Doc Pomus and Carole King) and, slightly later, the word-spewings of the Beats. By the time I was fifteen, in 1965, I was attempting my own poems. Also, I wanted to girls to like me.
2. Is there someone or something that inspires your work?
The visual artist Chuck Close states: "Inspiration is for amateurs." Still, other writers' work is always helpful toward creating my own work, as is the work of visual artists, composers, and choreographers. "Poems from poems, songs / from songs, paintings from paintings, / always this friendly / impregnation," writes Adam Zagajewski.
3. You have edited several anthologies. What is involved in that process?
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