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Michael Blaine

Michael Blaine

Born: August 23 1968 in Oxford Mississippi, USA
Resides: Seaford, Delaware, USA
E-mail: michaelblaine (at) juno (dot) com

Michael is founding editor of the Delmarva Review and co-editor of the online Delaware Poetry Review. He is a 2006 Delaware Fellowship of the Arts recipient in Poetry. Born in Oxford, Mississippi, he grew up o the Eastern Shore, and then returned to Oxford to study English at Ole Miss. He holds a master’s degree in English from Salisbury University. He currently teaches at his high school Alma Mater and evening English classes at Delaware Technical and Community College. He lives in Seaford, Delaware with his wife and two children (one more in late June 2010).

Awards and Other Honors: Michael's chapbook Murmur (bay Oak Publishing) was winner of the 2005 Dogfish Head Poetry Prize.

Books Published: Murmur (bay Oak Publishing)

Selected Work
Ground Zero
white contrails return
with snow geese
baby clothes
now the littlest things
make her cry
just noticing
the countless scratches—
wedding band
warming up
the cold engine—
second wife
bachelor party
two new fathers
talk breast feeding
cicada shell
I find her college photos
in the trash can

Credits: "Ground Zero" - A Travel-Worn Satchel, The Haiku Society of America Members' Anthology (edited by Joseph Kirschner, Lidia Rozmus and Charles Trumbull, Deep North Press, 2009); "just noticing" - Frogpond 32:2 (2009); "bachelor party" - Frogpond 29:2 (2006); "baby clothes" - Frogpond 28:1 (2005); inside the mirror: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2005 (Red Moon Press, 2006); "warming up" - Modern Haiku 39:3 (2008) white lies: the Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2008 (Red Moon Press, 2009); "cicada shell" - Modern Haiku 41:2 (2010).

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