Not That Michael Collins

Poet, Teacher, Website Owner


About  Me

Michael Collins’ poems have received Pushcart Prize nominations and appeared in more than 50 journals and magazines, including Grist, Kenning Journal, Pank, and Smartish Pace. His first chapbook, How to Sing when People Cut off your Head and Leave it Floating in the Water, won the Exact Change Press Chapbook Contest in 2014. A full-length collection, Psalmandala, was published later that year, and a second chapbook, Harbor Mandala, appeared in 2015. He lives in New York with his wife and son and teaches creative and expository writing at New York University.

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I squint at things.
I feel a little seasick.
I smile because my friend taking this picture says I have to.
How much longer is this going to take?
I ask people to silence their cellphones.
I become hazy like a 1980s music video, the one where the dude becomes a cartoon character.

Copyright 2015 by Michael P. Collins