BOA Authors & Poets
Michael Blumenthal graduated from Cornell Law School with a J.D. degree in 1974 after studying philosophy and economics at the State U. of New York at Binghamton. Formerly the Director of Creative Writing at Harvard, he is the author of seven books of poems, including And (BOA Editions 2009), Dusty Angel (BOA Editions, 1999), and the memoir All My Mothers and Fathers (Harper Collins, 2002). His novel Weinstock Among The Dying, which won Hadassah Magazine's Harold U. Ribelow Prize for the best work of Jewish fiction, has just been re-issued in paperback, and his collection of essays from Central Europe, When History Enters the House, was published in 1998. A frequent translator from German, French and Hungarian, he practices psychotherapy with Anglophone expatriates in Budapest and spends summers at his house in a small village near the shores of Lake Balaton in Hungary. He is currently a Visiting Professor of Law at the West Virginia University College of Law, where he has taught since 2009.