BOA Authors & Poets
Michael Waters’ new book is Gospel Night (2011). His previous book, Darling Vulgarity, was a finalist for the 2006 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He has published ten collections of poetry, including five from BOA Editions: Gospel Night (2011); Darling Vulgarity (2006); Parthenopi: New and Selected Poems (2001); Green Ash, Red Maple, Black Gum (1997) and Not Just Any Death (1979). He is co-editor of Contemporary American Poetry (Houghton Mifflin, 2006). His poems have appeared in Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Paris Review, The Yale Review, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, The Gettysburg Review, The North American Review and numerous other journals. In 2004, he chaired the poetry panel for the National Book Awards. Among Waters' awards are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fulbright Foundation, Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, four Pushcart Prizes, and Residency Fellowships at Yaddo, MacDowell, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, The Tyrone Guthrie Center (Ireland), Le Chateau de Lavigny (Switzerland) and The St. James Centre for Creativity (Malta). He is Professor of English at Monmouth University and also teaches in the Drew University MFA Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation. Waters lives with his wife, poet Mihaela Moscaliuc, in Ocean, NJ.