I am a poet and editor, born and living in the Midwest. I have published two chapbooks, nine full-length collections of poetry, have an upcoming collection of flash fiction due out in early 2021, and am working to secure a publisher for my first novel.

A list of my creative publications appears on my publications page.

I am the founding/managing editor of After the Pause (an online literary journal of experimental poetry, fiction, and artwork) as well as its small press imprint a…p press. In addition, I run the After the Pause Review of Books.

Check out my Goodreads author page and leave a rating/review on any of my books!

For more about who I am as a writer and editor, check out these interviews:

I would love to hear from you: mike.hoda{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  2. Hi Michael,
    Your work is amazing. I’m in awe.

    I hope you don’t mind I quoted one of your poems in my blog. I put your name and link to this wordpress page.
    Thank you, Michael.



  3. Hi Michael,
    I hope you are well and safe at this difficult time. I am working with some passionate and caring nurses at an emergency field hospital in Swansea, Wales, UK. They love your poetry and have asked if this line: ‘We will always sleep free with the sky as our blanket’ could be included in an artwork. I hope you are happy to do this, it means a great deal to our staff. I will of course, make sure you are acknowledged in any related publicity. With very best wishes, Heather

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      1. Thank you Michael. We think your words carry a special resonance for all at this time. We’re truly grateful.


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