Born in Ohio but raised in Los Angeles.

Student of Henri Coulette's writing workshop at Cal State LA (1965-67) .

Work represented in many magazines, among them: 'Statement', 'Gramercy Review', 'Columbia Review'. 'LA Review', 'Berkeley Poetry Review' &
'Abalone Moon'

2 plays: 'Cockroach Blues' (produced by Company Theatre in LA in 1980): 'Bombshell' (as yet unproduced)

2 poems in Knopf anthology, 'Poems of the American West' (2002)

Poetry editor for POLITICAL AFFAIRS

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Michael Shepler Poems

Imaginary Photograph By Brassai

It's the first black morning
The old man before you... more »

The Lover

What drove me to devote
My life to erasing the delicate
Frown lines around the mouths
Of discontented women?... more »

Pavese's Last Letter To Constance Dowling, In Blood, Unfinished

“Death will come and she will have your eyes” - Pavese

3 a.m.
Hour of the razor & the knife... more »

Michael Shepler Quotes

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