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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Be a Better Poet

1. Stop talking and listen. Listen to yourself listening. Then listen to that.

2. Pile all your hats in the back yard and burn them. Especially any with feathers.

3. Remove your name from everything you do. Anonymity purifies. Fame corrodes.

4. Drive out your own sound by inviting in others.

5. Stop breaking sentences into lines. Instead, breathe. The breaks find themselves.

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