MICHAEL HETTICH’s collection, Systems of Vanishing (University of Tampa Press, 2014) won the 2013 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry. His collection The Measured Breathing (Swan Scythe Press, 2011) won the 2011 Swan Scythe Press Award. Hettich is also the author of many poetry collections, including: The Animals Beyond Us (New Rivers Press, 2011), Like Happiness (Anhinga Press, 2010), Many Loves (Yellow Jacket Press, 2007), Flock and Shadow (New Rivers Press, 2005), Swimmer Dreams (Turning Point Press, 2005), among others.
Hettich is the winner of three Florida Individual Artists fellowships. His work has been featured in Orion Poetry East, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, The Sun, and elsewhere. He resides in Florida.