Michael Shepler

Rookie (1942 / Cincinnati, Ohio)

Biography of Michael Shepler

Born in Ohio but raised in Los Angeles.

Student of Henri Coulette's writing workshop at Cal State LA (1965-67) .

Work represented in many magazines, among them: 'Statement', 'Gramercy Review', 'Columbia Review'. 'LA Review', 'Berkeley Poetry Review' &
'Abalone Moon'

2 plays: 'Cockroach Blues' (produced by Company Theatre in LA in 1980): 'Bombshell' (as yet unproduced)

2 poems in Knopf anthology, 'Poems of the American West' (2002)

Poetry editor for POLITICAL AFFAIRS

Michael Shepler's Works:

7 books of poems including 'The Barbara Payton Story' (1988): 'Angel's Flight' (1995) and 'Blue Lanterns' (2002)

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Peppermint Schnapps

She pours a motel glass half full with Pepermint Schnapps,
Toasting her fellow-doomed-
Addressing them, oh so silently,
Calling each by name.

From where she stood on the second floor balcony
She could look down the crumbling stairs
Of the defunct motel, or out
Across the gray Sahara of the parkinglot

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