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Michael Rattee

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Michael Rattee’s poems have appeared in Blue Unicorn, CutThroat, Edison Literary Review, Flare, Heliotrope, Laurel Review, Lucid Stone, Main Street Rag, Pivot, Poem, Poet Lore, Poets On, Rhetoric Review, Santa Clara Review and the anthologies The Adastra Reader (Adastra Press, 1987), Men Of Our Time: An Anthology of Male Poetry in Contemporary America (Univ. of Georgia Press, 1992), Proposing On The Brooklyn Bridge (Grayson Books, 2003). He edited the poetry quarterly, PRICKLY PEAR/Tucson, and co-directed the Mosaic Reading Series. He has guest lectured on poetry in public schools and in adult continuing education classes. He received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry in 1984. Born in Massachusetts and raised in Vermont, he has resided in Arizona with his wife, Hannelore, since 1978. He has been employed in factories, as a maintenance worker, then self-employed as a design painter. He now works as a software engineer, developing web applications for use in the electronic management of learning. His newest poetry book is Falling off the Bicycle Forever Published by Adastra Press June 2010