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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Akhmatova In Silver Lake

Her rice powdered face tips up from beneath the Chinese lantern
As, in a voice heavy with whiskey & cigarettes, she begins her soliloquy
& you see how gray she's become, waiting for the rain

Stories of her son, the prison queues—

Of Mandelstam, who learned too late
No one is irrepressible

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