Michael Delp

October 13, 2000
Michael Delp

Michael Delp's essays, poetry, and fiction have been published in a wide range of magazines, and he is the author of three books: Over the Graves of Horses, a collection of poems; Under the Influence of Water, a collection of essays, poems and short stories; and The Coast of Nowhere: A Meditation On Rivers, Lakes and Streams.

Delp received his B.A. from Alma College, and has also studied at Western Michigan University and Central Michigan University. He has twice been the winner of the Passages North/NEH Poetry Competition, and has won a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. He is the editor of Contemporary Michigan Poetry: The Third Coast. Delp is currently the director of creative writing at the Interlochen Arts Academy.


"Honest, innocent and lusting-by turns abstract and then specific, in the manner of all loves. Delp hears, sees, tastes and writes about another world, one that he sees just at the edge of the trees, just into the shadows. [Under the Influence of Water] was written by a man with a clean heart." -Rick Bass

For more information on the Interlochen Arts Academy, and Michael Delp, please visit http://www.interlochen.org/academy/

To view Special Collections' holdings of Delp's work, please click here.

To hear Delp read from his own work, please visit the Vincent Voice Library, here.

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