Swimming

Swimming Through Fire

Poetry by Seth Michelson

“”Exquisitely crafted, powerfully driven by an inner purpose that transcends the immediate and reaches into the heart and mind with amazing force—should be read by every students and poet! A timely book in chaotic times, that begs for a follow-up!” — Jimmy Santiago Baca

“This collection reflects an original voice that all at once presents a perfect alchemy, blending creative force with the tenderness of a speaker telling profound truths with conviction and beauty.” — Marjorie Agosín

Eyes

Eyes Like Broken Windows***

***WINNER of the Poetry Category of the 2013
International Book Awards

“These poems—courageous, world-aware, joyful, terrifying—by Seth Michelson, a young poet who has learned his trade, move me very much. They make me feel like shooting off a cannon, make me feel like grabbing strangers by the lapels, saying: Read these poems, read these poems, he write them for you!” — Thomas Lux

“Heartbeat and hymn, prayer and curse, Seth Michelson’s vigorous, spellbinding verse tackles the unbearable and that what must not be told. From the torture dens of Buenos Aires to the hospital beds of L.A. County, these Eyes Like Broken Windows summon us to bear witness until we decipher the truth that hides at the center of this visionary collection: ‘yes, we exist / where we’re erased.'” — Alicia Partnoy

“Seth Michelson’s poems have an exactness of language and lyrical syntax joined with a tremendous ability to create metaphor and image that create a visceral response in the reader, not just a kick in the gut, but a wealth of emotion and intellect that leads one to care deeply about his work. Eyes Like Broken Windows is a pleasure.” — Stephen Dobyns

“Seth Michelson’s poems, one after another, wrangle the brutal and broken world into something that sings. This is hard work, and good work.” — Ross Gay

“Seth is interested in pain and beauty. The cusp moments of life bend for him into moments of grace, ‘So that’s your Bach, those fine moments / of primeval release.’ He loves those moments of breaking and typically brings the reader into them.” — Kate Gale

Dreaming

Dreaming America: Voices of Undocumented Youth in Maximum-Security Detention

Edited by Seth Michelson


House

House in a Hurricane

Poetry by Seth Michelson

Kaddish

Kaddish for my Unborn Son

Poetry by Seth Michelson

Maestro

Maestro of Brutal Splendor

Poetry by Seth Michelson

The

The Ghetto

Translated by Seth Michelson

roly

roly poly

Translated by Seth Michelson

 

Dreaming

Dreaming in Another Land

Translated by Seth Michelson

Eyes

Eyes Like Broken Windows***

***WINNER of the Poetry Category of the 2013 International Book Awards

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Seth's

Seth's Translations Rendered in Vietnamese

Translated by Seth Michelson

Vietnamese

Vietnamese Title Page

Translated by Seth Michelson

Poemas

Poemas del desastre

Translated by Seth Michelson

Spanish

Spanish Title Page

Translated by Seth Michelson