Michael Hettich's books of poetry include A Small Boat, Swimmer Dreams, Flock and Shadow, and Behind Our Memories. His work has appeared widely in journals and anthologies. He is the winner of two Fellowships from the Florida Arts Council. His Flock and Shadow: New and Selected Poems was selected as a national Book Sense Top Ten Pick in Poetry for 2006, and he received The Tales Prize in 2005 for Swimmer Dreams. Michael Hettich was born in Brooklyn, NY, and grew up in New York City and its suburbs. He has lived in upstate New York, Colorado, Vermont, and northern Florida. He now lives in Miami.