Michael Henry 2017-03-27T16:04:58+00:00

2017 Fellow

Michael Henry
Michael HenryExecutive Director, Co-founder, Lighthouse Writers Workshop

Meet Michael

Michael Henry currently serves as Executive Director of Lighthouse Writers Workshop, where he also teaches poetry, memoir and essay workshops. A former recipient of a Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship and a Platte Forum Fellowship, his work has appeared in such places as Copper Nickel, Threepenny Review, 5280, Many Mountains Moving, Pleiades, Red Rock Review, Rio Grande Review, Georgetown Review, and Bloomsbury Review. Since 2008, he has collaborated with Garrett Ammon of Wonderbound to create three narrative poetry performances, When the Power Goes Out, Intersection, and Gone West. Michael grew up in Buffalo, New York, received a BA in English from University of Rochester and an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. He’s published two full-length collections of poetry, No Stranger Than My Own and Active Gods, both with Conundrum Press. In 1997, he co-founded Lighthouse with his wife Andrea Dupree, who serves as the organization’s program director. The Lighthouse is the largest literary arts organization in the Mountain West with a faculty of nearly 100 instructors who provide the Denver and Mountain communities with expertise and guidance in the deeply personal pursuit of writing and self expression.