Michael Burkard

Associate Professor, English


Michael Burkard's books of poetry include My Secret Boat (W. W. Norton), Entire Dilemma (Sarabande Books), and Unsleeping (Sarabande Books). His poems appear in many journals and magazines, including The American Poetry Review, Chicago Review, Verse, Fence, and Black Clock. Twice he has received fellowships from both the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Foundation for the Arts. He received the Alice diFay di Castagmola Award from the Poetry Society of America, and he has received a Whiting Writer's Prize. In 2008, Michael Burkard was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. His poetry has appeared in four separate Best Anthologies. His improvisational songs are available at redhouseartradio.org. Nightboat Books published a selected and uncollected volume of poetry in 2008, Envelope of Night. Nightboat Books will also publish The Found Face Girl in 2010. He is Associate Professor of English at Syracuse University where he teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing. He frequently teaches creative writing in Syracuse public schools. He frequently collaborates with artists and photographers. He was a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. In past decades he has taught at New York University, Sarah Lawrence, and the University of Louisville.




Research and Teaching Interests

Poetry, short fiction, and drawing/collaborations.