Mike Finley

Rookie (July 4,1950 / Flint, Michigan)

Biography of Mike Finley

Mike Finley poet

In the 1970s I was a much-published young poet. But I have since gone into hiding.

http: //mfinley.com/booklist2.htm

Mike Finley's Works:

The Movie under the Blindfold (Vanilla Press,1976)
Home Trees (Minnesota Writers Publishing House,1976)
Water Hills (Salthouse Press,1985)
Looking for China: Selected Poems (Kraken Press,1986)
70 Years Behind the Plough: More Selected Poems (Kraken Press,2005)
The Orchard (Richard Stephens Press,2007)

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Sleeping On My Hands

I sleep on my hands every night.
As I pull the covers around me
and prepare to let go,
first on my right side,
then on my left,
I bunch both hands under the pillows,
holding my head up through the night.

My head must need to be held up so,

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