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SPRING 2023:  Michael Waters will teach a workshop for the Chautauqua Institution.

Classes will meet on Saturday mornings 10:00 - 12:00 for five weeks, starting March 18

and ending on April 15. A brief description of the workshop is below. Information

regarding registration will be available soon.


The Merge:


This workshop will focus on how sound and structure in a poem can convey meaning, and how the line may function as both individual and integral unit. Each class will begin with a discussion of a single, brief poem by a major poet that demonstrates the merging of lineation and sound work toward making the poem cohesive and memorable. Then we will consider this aspect of craft (among others) in your own poems. Anticipate a fast-moving and lively workshop!

Poetry readings:

Red Bank Public Library

Red Bank, NJ

Saturday, December 10, 2022, 11:30 am (live)

(with Mihaela Moscaliuc)

KGB Bar 

85 W. 4th Street (@ Second Avenue)


Monday, March 13, 2023 (live: doors 7:00 reading 7:15)

(a celebration of Alaska Quarterly Review with

Jessica Greenbaum, Laura Kolbe, Mihaela Moscaliuc,

Alicia Ostriker & Carey Salerno)

Penn State

State College, PA

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 4:00 pm (live)

(with Mihaela Moscaliuc)

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 (live)

(with Mihaela Moscaliuc)


A new collection of poems, Sinnerman, will be published by Etruscan Press in Fall, 2023.​

"Changing the Text: 'The Canoer' by Diane Wakoski," an essay, appears in the (Spring 2022) issue of Southern Indiana Review.

The Living Artifact by Floyd Collins, published by Stephen F. Austin University Press, contains two chapters on Michael's poetry.

Linda Johnston Mulhausen's review of Caw appears in Valparaiso Poetry Review, Spring/Summer 2021: Volume XXII, Number 2. Read it here:

Sarah Kruse's review of Caw appears in Shining Rock Poetry Anthology & Book Review, Summer 2021. Read it here: