Michael’s Publications include:

Calendar of Crows (Chapbook; 2001)
The Empty Boat (2004)
Whitman’s Ecstatic Union (2005)
House Under the Moon (2012)

Michael’s Essays include:

“All the Way to Heaven: the Poetry of Kabir,” (Shambhala Sun)

“About a Poem: James Wright’s ‘Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota,’” (Shambhala Sun)

“16 Reflections on Writing a Buddhist (or any) Poem,” Writing It Real (October 6, 2011)

“All the Way to Heaven: Spiritual Pilgrimage in the poetry of David Bottoms.”  David Bottoms: Critical Essays and Interviews.  Ed. William Walsh.

“The Work the Landscape Calls Us To,” in Placing the Academy (USU Press 2007) (nominated for a Pushcart Prize)

“Poet in Grizzly Gulch,” mountaineering essay.  The Wasatch Journal.

“The Chateau and the Chalkboard,” an essay on writers as teachers, in Dislocate: The Literary Journal of the University of Minnesota (2006)

“Place of Clear Light,” an essay arising out of a visit to a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, in Salt Flats Annual (2007)

“The Voice of the Wilderness,” in Snowy Egret (Fall 2002)

“Radical Aesthetics in Walt Whitman, Jonathan Edwards, and American Beauty,” in Rendezvous (Fall, 2002)

“Carving Axe Handles: Teaching Poetry Writing / Teaching Mindfulness” (Forthcoming)