Michael Heller's poems first appeared in print in the 1960’s while he was living in a small village on Spain's Andalusian coast. In 1967, he returned to the U.S, taking a teaching position at New York University. Since then, he has published over twenty-five volumes of poetry, essays, memoir and fiction. Among his many awards are grants and prizes from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Poetry Society of America and The Fund for Poetry. A frequent traveler to Europe, he resides in New York City and spends his summers in the Colorado mountains. He is married to the poet and scholar Jane Augustine.
"Like the renaissance and neoclassical poets who speculated on the Great Chain of Being and microcosm-macrocosm relationships, Heller communicates a vision of human life as related to natural processes of great intricacy and magnitude. He strains his mind and the reader’s to find the relationships between our experience and these processes in the material world, but the sense of magnificence is worth the strain" - Parnassus: Poetry in Review
WordFlow: New and Selected Poems
"Michael Heller has one of the most distinctive voices to be found in contemporary poetry. WordFlow: New and Selected Poems showcases a major talent that will engage the readers mind and imagination on every page.” - Midwest Book Review