Nils Michals is the author of Come Down to Earth, which won the May Sarton New Hampshire prize and is forthcoming from Bauhan Publishing in the spring of 2013. His first collection, Lure, won the Lena-Miles Wever Todd award and was published by Pleiades and LSU Press in 2004. Individual poems have recently been published or are forthcoming in Bombay Gin, Theodate, and The Conium Review. He currently lives in Boulder and is a lecturer at the University of Colorado–Boulder.


Full Collections:

Come Down to Earth, Bauhan Publishing, 2013

Lure, Pleiades and LSU Press, 2004

Individual Poems (Abridged & Online):

“In the Moving Dark”, A Clean Well-Lighted Place

“Man Wakes Up Shot in the Head”, White Whale Review

“Chroma”, Gloom Cupboard

Three Poems, The Bacon Review

“Chantepleure”, Menacing Hedge

“Westerly”, jubilat

“Chantepleure”, “World”, diode

“Come Down to Earth”, Theodate

“Table, Man Splitting Atom”, “Six Thousands Stairs”, Bombay Gin

“On the News I Am to Be a Father”, The Conium Review


“The Metaphysical Object: Rilke and Image in Letters on Cezanne”, aboutaword

“The Little Door that Lives Within: Generating Subject in Poetry”


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