Michael Anania is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. His published work includes more than a dozen books of poetry, among them Selected Poems (l994), In Natural Light (1999) and Heat Lines (2006). A new collection, Continuous Showings, has just been published by Mad Hat. His work is widely anthologized and has been translated into Italian, German, French, Spanish and Czech. He has also published a novel, The Red Menace, and a collection of essays, In Plain Sight.
Anania is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a member of the faculty in writing at Northwestern University. He lives in Austin, Texas, and on Lake Michigan.