It was as if a window suddenly blew open and the sky outside the mind came flooding in. — Chase Twichell Loving a Good Woman The Votive Candle The Small Birds The Nest Habitat Even Sleeping Leap and Fall Away Concrete and Mortar This Burning The Honey Bees The Funeral The Delicate Bones Where I Don’t Live Now The Burning Door, a poem in nine sections Skin Measuring the Days The Leap Like Hunger The Stone Wall
Michael Hettich’s most recent books of poetry are Like Happiness (Anhinga Press, 2010) and Flock and Shadow: New and Selected Poems (New Rivers Press, 2005). He also has a recent chapbook, Many Loves (Yellow Jacket Press, 2007). Most of the poems in Measuring the Days are drawn from The Animals Beyond Us, a new collection of poems forthcoming from New Rivers Press. He lives in Miami with his wife, Colleen, and teaches at Miami Dade College.
Cover image by Colleen Hettich
“Some of the poems in Measuring the Days appeared in a pamphlet entitled More Than Gratitude published by Bob and Susan Arnold at their Longhouse Press in the back hills of southern Vermont. Many thanks to these good friends.” MH