James McMichael

Finalist, 2006 National Book Awards

James McMichael is the author of five other collections of poetry: Against the Falling Evil (1971), The Lover’s Familiar (1978), Four Good Things(1980), Each in a Place Apart (1994) and The World at Large: New and Selected Poems, 1971-1996(1996). Among his awards are a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Shelley Memorial Prize. He is the director of the Master of Fine Arts Poetry Writing Program at the University of California, Irvine.
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Capacity

Capacity by James McMichael book cover, 2006
ISBN 9780374530723 Farrar, Straus and Giroux

McMichaels’ first new poetry collection in a decade addresses one by one the things that people need to live – land, water, sky, food, shelter, thought, talk, sex, and generation. More about this book >

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James McMichael

James McMichael is the author of five other collections of poetry: Against the Falling Evil (1971), The Lover’s Familiar (1978), Four Good Things(1980), Each in a Place Apart (1994) and The World at Large: New and Selected Poems, 1971-1996(1996). Among his awards are a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Shelley Memorial Prize. He is the director of the Master of Fine Arts Poetry Writing Program at the University of California, Irvine.

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