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Michael Henry, MFA

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Michael J. Henry, MFA currently serves as Executive Director of Lighthouse, where he also teaches poetry and memoir and essay workshops. A former recipient of a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship and a PlatteForum Fellowship, his work has appeared in such places as Copper Nickel, Threepenny Review, 5280 Magazine, Ekphrasis, Hippocampus, Many Mountains Moving, Pleiades, Red Rock Review, Rio Grande Review, Georgetown Review, and Bloomsbury Review. Since 2008, he's collaborated with Garrett Ammon of Wonderbound (formerly Ballet Nouveau Colorado) to create three narrative poetry performances, When the Power Goes Out, Intersection, and Gone West.

Michael grew up in Buffalo, New York, received a BA in English from University of Rochester and an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. In 1997, he co-founded Lighthouse with Andrea Dupree, who serves as program director.

He's published two full-length collections of poetry, No Stranger Than My Own and Active Gods, both with Conundrum Press. In 2017, he was awarded a Livingston Fellowship from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation.

Classes with Michael Henry, MFA

Drop-In Writing at the Denver Art Museum

Drop-In Writing at the Denver Art Museum

January 23, 2018

Drop-In Writing at the Denver Art Museum

Drop-In Writing at the Denver Art Museum

February 27, 2018

Michael Henry, MFA's Published Work

Michael Henry, MFA's Articles

Event Podcast

2017 Lit Fest Visiting Author Reading

January 14, 2018

A wonderful, moving reading by several of the Lit Fest 2017 visiting authors, including:
Akhil Sharma

Top Secret Blog


May 10, 2017

I met Bill Knott on my first day of graduate school at Emerson College.

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A Story Is a Living Thing

September 03, 2015

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It's the Story. Of course it's the story.

May 13, 2015

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Lit Matters: Running, and Saul Bellow

December 03, 2014

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Rain and Change

September 14, 2013

Note: Here's a post from Mike Henry's personal blog, which re