Michael Heller

Michael Heller has published over twenty volumes of poetry, essays, memoir, and fiction. Among his recent books are This Constellation Is A Name: Collected Poems 1965-2010Beckmann Variations & other poemsEschaton, and Speaking the Estranged: Essays on the Work of George Oppen. Multimedia collaborations with the composer Ellen Fishman Johnson include the opera, Constellations of Waking (on Walter Benjamin) and This Art Burning. Among his many awards and honors are the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Prize, a New York Foundation on the Arts Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Humanities Poet/Scholar Award, and the Fund for Poetry. A collection of essays on his work, The Poetry and Poetics of Michael Heller: Nomad Memory, was published in 2015.