Michael Waters will teach a workshop for the Hudson Valley Writers Center this fall.

Classes will meet on Tuesday evenings 6:30 - 9:00 for six weeks, starting November 7

and ending on December 12. A brief description of the workshop is below. For information

regarding scholarships and registration: 

or (914) 332-5953.


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:

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 , 5:00 pm (live)

(with Mihaela Moscaliuc)

Frostburg State University

Frostburg, MD

Friday, September 30, 2022 (live)

(with Mihaela Moscaliuc)

Poets in Transylvania Festival

Sibiu, Romania

October 27-29, 2022 (live)

(with Mihaela Moscaliuc, Scott Cairns, many more)

Red Bank Public Library

Red Bank, NJ

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

(with Mihaela Moscaliuc)

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.

"Last Words to My Soul," a poem, appears in the current (Spring 2022) issue of Ploughshares, edited by Ilya Kaminsky.

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

Indiana Review.

The Living Artifact by Floyd Collins has just been published by Stephen F. Austin University Press. The book

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: