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Michael Gessner

(Michigan)

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Born in Highland Park, MI, moved to the southwest, resides in Tucson, AZ. U of Arizona post-doctoral, Andrew Mellon appt. to Dept. of Mod. Languages. Poems twice nominated as finalists for 'Discovery/The Nation' the years Haas & Pinsky read, and the Pablo Neruda Award. Taught college & university composition & literature, married, one child. Gessner's poetry has been described as 'Striking' (The... more »

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  • S. A. S. (4/1/2009 5:49:00 PM)

    I like the balance in Michael Gessner's work between instinct, intellect, and inner ear. He's his own trinity.

  • kskdnj sajn (11/18/2006 11:34:00 AM)

    An accomplished poet, with each unique and carefully crafted stanza. Poetry that stays with the reader long after last line.

  • Paul Slinski (6/13/2005 2:43:00 PM)

    Michael,
    I was uncertain as to whether or not you had gotten the note I had sent some time ago and thus, I would like to thank you again for your thoughtful comments.

    Cheers!
    Paul

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