Poet and editor Michael Waters earned a BA and an MA at The College at Brockport: State University of New York, an MFA at the University of Iowa, and a PhD at Ohio University. Waters’s numerous collections of poetry include Gospel Night
(2011), the Los Angeles Times
Book Prize finalist Darling Vulgarity
(2006), Parthenopi: New and Selected Poems
(2001), and Anniversary of the Air
(1985). He edited the Selected Poems
of A. Poulin Jr. (2001) and Dissolve to Island: On the Poetry of John Logan
(1984). He also coedited the anthologies Contemporary American Poetry
(2006, with A. Poulin Jr.) and Perfect in Their Art: Poems on Boxing from Homer to Ali
(2003, with Robert Hedin) and co-translated Carmelia Leonte’s Death Searches for You a Second Time
(2003, with Mihaela Moscaliuc).
His honors include fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, four Pushcart Prizes, and three Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council. Waters has taught at Salisbury University and currently teaches at Monmouth University and Drew University. He lives in Ocean, New Jersey.
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