Michael Henry

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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.

Michael Henry's Published Work

Michael Henry's Articles

The Lookout

Chris Ransick, A Remembrance

November 06, 2019

The Lookout

Lit Counts: The Unreliable Narrator is Someone I Can Really Rely On

December 04, 2018

By Michael Henry

The Lookout

We Can't Look Away

June 16, 2018

About two years ago, we started the first Hard Times writing workshop at the Denver Public Library, and since then, i

Lighthouse Podcast

Lit Fest 2017 Participant Reading 2

March 04, 2018

Listen in on some incredibly talented Lighthousers as they share their work. 

Lighthouse Podcast

Lit Fest 2017 Participant Reading 1

March 04, 2018

Listen in on some incredibly talented Lighthousers as they share their work. 

Lighthouse Podcast

Lit Fest 2017 Visiting Author Reading, Week 1

February 21, 2018

A killer reading at Lighthouse's 2017 Lit Fest, including some incredible readers: