Michael J. Burt

Michael J. Burt
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Poet and author Michael J. Burt was born July 1,1985 in Washington, DC. He was raised in Prince George's County, Maryland, where he currently resides. Burt studies psychology at Frostburg State University in Western Maryland.

In 2005, Burt’s first volume of poetry entitled “Experience Is Impossible Without a Chance: A Collection of Poems” was published. Lovers of the written and spoken word have seen Burt perform at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA, Frostburg State University in Frostburg, MD, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and heard his poetry on Howard University’s historic WHUR-FM 96.3 radio station.

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  • Olivia (4/17/2018 6:48:00 PM)

    Will you please tell me some facts about you because I love your We are family poem. I want to use it in my school presentation since it is poetry month but I need facts about the author. If you could tell me interesting facts or something about yourself I would really appreciate it.

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  • PANHARIDH (2/5/2018 11:31:00 PM)

    Wow cool.you are cool.by a boy

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Best Poem of Michael J. Burt

We Are Family

we are family,
although we do not resemble
although i am black and you are white
although you are rich and i am poor

we are family,
even though i am democrat, and you are republican
even though your ancestors are from Iraq, and mine are from Africa
even though you teach the class i'm enrolled in

we are family,
although i'm a poet and you are a singer
although you are old and i am young
although i'm a gentleman and you a lady

we are family,
even though you praise Allah and I praise Jesus Christ
even though i love football and you play...

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