Michael Hoerman

Joplin, MO
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Author's Bio

A published poet since 1985, Michael Hoerman has developed writing workshops, poetry festivals and reading series in seven states in the Ozarks, New England and Gulf Coast regions. A co-founder of the Ozark Poets and Writers Collective in 1994, he was active in the Fayetteville, AR and Joplin, MO poetry slams while also writing entertainment features for The Undergrowth, a Joplin-based monthly, through 1999 when he moved to Massachusetts. Transferring those writing skills to Massachusetts and Texas led to writing opportunities in community development and clinical research in addition to opportunities in the field of creative writing and in the creative economy sector. Noteworthy projects include an oral history of New England men with hemophilia; an offsite program of AWP-Boston featuring Merrimack Valley and Mississippi Delta poets; and developing the N.E.A.'s Poetry Out Loud program in Lowell, MA and Houston, TX.

Publications and Prizes

Chapbook

Bad Rotten
(Pudding House Publications,
2004)

Anthology

Off the Cuffs
(Soft Skull Press,
2003)
Mischief, Caprice and Other Poetic Strategies
(Red Hen Press,
2004)
The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel
(No Tell Books,
2006)
Fuck Poems
(Lavender Ink,
2012)

Journal

Rockhurst Review
2013)
Main Street Rag
2013)
Big Muddy
2River View
Freshwater
Fried Chicken and Coffee
the museum of americana

Spoken Word Performance

Word Around Town Poetry Tour
2010)
Houston Fringe Festival
2010)
Gulf Coast Poetry Tour
2009)
Massachusetts Poetry Festival
2012)
Fuck Poems Wet Brunch Reading at AWP in Boston
2013)
XFest 2013
2013)
Prizes: 
Massachusetts Poetry Fellowship, 2004, selected by Naomi Ayala, Mary Gan­non, Thomas Lux and Afaa Weaver

More Information

Listed as:
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Gives readings? 
Yes
Travels for readings? 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Disabled
Born in: 
Carthage, MO

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Listing last updated: July 5, 2015.