Michael's poems have been featured, or are forthcoming, in a number of publications including Poetry, Washington Square , North American Review, jubilat, Crazyhorse ,  and African American Review .

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As a singer and songwriter, he has performed under the name of Oweihops since 2003, sharing the stage with Kristin Hersh, Ben + Vesper, Basia Bulat, Grand Archives, Kath Bloom, Ora Cogan, Elephant Micah, Arborea, and Red Heart the Ticker. 

Editing and writing

Currently an associate editor at Chelsea Green Publishing, in southern Vermont, Michael has also served as editor for two volumes of Whole Terrain , Antioch University New England's journal of reflective environmental practice, for which he currently serves on the editorial board. A former music reviewer at PopMatters.com, Michael has recently written articles for both the online and print editions of Take magazine.