Michael Hettich
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Michael Hettich was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1953 and grew up in New York City and its suburbs. He has lived in upstate New York, Colorado, Northern Florida, Vermont and Miami, where he now lives with his family. He has published over a dozen books and chapbooks of poetry. His work has appeared widely in journals and anthologies and he has collaborated with artists and musicians throughout Florida and nationally.

Michael Hettich is the winner of three Florida Individual Artists Fellowships. Systems of Vanishing won the 2013 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry
The Measured Breathing won the 2011 Swan Scythe Press Award. Flock and Shadow  was selected as a national Book Sense Spring 2006 Top Ten Poetry Book and he received the Tales Prize for Swimmer Dreams in 2005. He is married to Colleen and has two children, Matthew and Caitlin.

Contact Information

561 NE 95th Street
Miami Shores, FL 33138


Reviews and Press:

Systems of Vanishing (2014)
The Florida Book Review

The Animals Beyond Us   and
Like Happiness
The Florida Book Review

Like Happiness
Prairie Schooner
Fall 2011
Reviewed by Marianne Kunkel

Other Links:

Interview with Ariel Gonzalez 
WLRN, Public Radio, Miami, FL


Many Loves
"Mystery of the Commonplace: Many Loves by Michael Hettich"
by Geoffrey Philp

Measuring the Days
"Howling at the Moon"
Mudlark Poster No. 68