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 twelve books and chapbooks of poetry, and his work has appeared widely in journals and anthologies.

Michael Hettich is the winner of two Florida Individual Artists Fellowships.
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:

The Animals Beyond Us   and
Like Happiness
The Florida Book Review

Like Happiness
Prairie Schooner
Fall 2011
Reviewed by Marianne Kunkel

Other Links:

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

"Dirt and Gasoline"
by Michael Hettich and Wake

                                    Musical Collaborations with Matthew Hettich