Recently, Issue 85 contributor and award-winning Floridian poet Michael Hettich gave a reading on Facebook Live with the Carolina Poets to promote his most recent book of poems: To Start an Orchard (Press 53, 2019).
Quoted from the Press 53 website, author Lola Haskins (How Small, Confronting Mourning), writes, “Michael Hettich has written, with extraordinary empathy, a book about vanishment: of dreams and fathers, of love and animals and birds. Look carefully at the glinting lights he paints. Like everything beautiful, they will be gone before you know it.”
This is Hettich’s twelfth published book of poems. His other recent book publications include Bluer and More Vast (Hysterical Books, 2018) and David Martison Meadowhawk Prize winner The Frozen Harbor (Red Dragonfly Press, 2017).