About Michael Dennis



Photo by Ken Rockburn (2008).

Michael Dennis was born in London, Ontario in 1956. His first book, quarter on it's edge, was published in 1979. Since then, he has published numerous books and chapbooks, his work has been widely published in journals, magazines and anthologies.

Books/Chapbooks

quarter on its edge
just standing in the rain, talkin' to myself
poems for one-eyed jacks
sometimes passion, sometimes pain
no saviour and no special grace
christmas on the nile
poems for jessica-flynn
so you think you might be judas
how to keep a poet out of jail or ship of fools, car of idiots
portrait
wayne gretzky in the house of the sleeping beauties
fade to blue
what we remember and what we forget
missing the kisses of eloquence
the on-going dilemma of small change
what we pass over in silence
no gravy, no garlands, no bright lights
this day full of promise
all those miles yet to go
poems for another poetry reading
eros of desire
coming ashore on fire
smile
how are you she innocently asked
watching the late night russian news in the nude
the uncertainty of everything
forgiveness, my new sideline
on being a dodo
a tiresome litany of indignities
talking giraffes
Bad Engine

June 2017 - http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/962345027894/  CBC Radio, All In A Day, review of Bad Engine by Sean Wilson, go to the 9:00 mark
July 2015 - review of Forgiveness, my new sideline by Richard Lopez
March 2014 - Open Book Ontario Profile by Rob McLennan:
July 2013 | Michael Dennis, On Writing #5, "Who Knew?"
March 2013 | Videos of Michael Dennis Reading
June 2012 | "poems for jessica-flynn" by Cameron Anstee
October 2011 | Michael Dennis: 13 Poetry Books on Neptune
March 2011 | "Vanier Poet Poised to Launch Inaugural Event" by Michelle Nash 
December 2010 | "On Why I Read Poetry" by Christian McPherson
November 2008 | "An Eclectic Life of Poetry" by Phil Jenkins
September 2007 | Interview: 12 or 20 questions
August 2006 | "a brief note on the poetry of Michael Dennis" by rob mclennan
May 2006 | "Michael Dennis Reading" by David Scrimshaw