Colorado writer finds poetry in everyday life

Colorado poet Michael Henry dives into everyday life to find moments that connect. Inspirations include an email from Amazon, a trip to the optometrist, or his daughters playing with dandelions.

He is executive director of Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver and his latest book of poetry is called “Active Gods.” This poems explore different stages of life from childhood to old age.

“I try to surprise myself in the writing of a poem,” Henry says. “I tend to embrace weird and strange as much as possible. ”

As he finds he poetic in daily life, he often ignores the standard writing admonition not to use pop culture references. He’s willing to mention iPods or movie titles in his work

See photos and listen to Colorado writer finds poetry in everyday life reported and produced by Shanna Lewis for Colorado Matters.

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