Michael Dennis

Appears at Tree

June 23, 2020 at 8:00pm
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Recent Tree Appearances

February 28, 2017
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Earlier Tree Appearances

2010

In Print

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Coming Ashore on Fire

Videos of Michael Dennis

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February 28, 2017
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February 23, 2010

Michael Dennis

Michael Dennis’ Today’s Book of Poetry is a revelation.
Michael Dennis published his first poems in the early ’70s. His poems have appeared in scores of journals and more than 30 books and chapbooks. From 2013 to 2020, Michael wrote in-depth responses to 812 poetry books he admired on his blog, “Today’s book of poetry.” His working life has included everything from stints in car plants and copper mines to installing artworks in galleries and doing time as a short-order cook and dishwasher in a strip club; he ran a small boutique hotel in the ’80s, was Santa at the Kmart in Charlottetown one year, and opened a non-profit ESL school in Jablonec nad Nisou, Czechoslovakia, immediately following the Velvet Revolution. Michael has driven a taxi and a truck and had a brief stint as a private chauffeur. Now semi-retired, he lives in Ottawa.