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Alumnus’s poetry book honored

“Flock and Shadow,” a new collection of poetry by Michael Hettich '75, published in October by New Rivers Press, has been named a Book Sense “10 Best” pick in poetry.

A “stunning collection spanning more than 20 years,” the book “traces the journey of a man –son, husband, father, poet — as he struggles to find meaning and comfort in a harsh universe. In these poems, Hettich questions, challenges, and examines the trials and triumphs of life,” a reviewer has said.

After receiving his BA at Hobart, Hettich earned a master's at the University of Denver and a doctorate in English and American literature from the University of Miami.

He is a professor of English and Creative Writing at Miami Dade College's Wolfson Campus and has received a literature fellowship from the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

Hettich has published 12 books and chapbooks.