Anania, Michael 2003

Tuesday, October 21, 2003
with Haki Madhubuti

Clear vials of cloudy
sputum on a windowsill,
the hand they said I saw
waving from a balcony,
that bony face of his
bouyed up in tufted satin.

Michael Anania, “Materials of June”

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Listen to Michael Anania’s 2003 reading at the Poetry Center of Chicago:

settle it, then,
the syllable snapped
between your finger

– Michael Anania, “Rain Dancing”

Broadside of “Rain Dancing” by Michael Anania

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Michael Anania is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer who also boasts a distinguished editorial career. He has published twelve collections of poems and his essays have been collected in 1991’s In Plain Sight: Obsessions, Morals and Domestic Laughter. A committed modernist, Anania’s work reflects a wide range of beliefs, settings, and styles.