Michael Hanner was born in Iowa in 1941, but grew up in Illinois and Florida. He was graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1966 with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. He worked as an architect in Illinois and after 1970 in Oregon until retiring in 2003. He is not a man to be trusted around a plate of cake donuts.
After publishing some poems in college Hanner returned to poetry in the early 1990s. He is a member of the poetry critique group Red Sofa. His poetry has appeared in Gargoyle, Rhino, MARGIE, Nimrod, Mudfish, C.A.B., Cloudbank, the CD Poets Demanding Ink and a number of anthologies.
Michael’s chapbooks are, Closing Down the Piccolo Bar, 2008, Palm Sunday, 2009, Winter Dreams, 2011 & The Architecture of Holland, 2012. His first full-length book of poetry, Vivaldi, an autobiography, was published June, 2013 by Tebot Bach of Huntington Beach, California.
He has traveled extensively in Europe and many of his poems are the fruits of these trips. His other interests are gardening, irony, English croquet, cooking, tango and photography.
Michael is working on the manuscript of a chapbook with the working title Wet Roads, poems written in September and October of 2013 traveling in central Europe and southern France.
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