Michael S. Glaser
Michael S. Glaser served as Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2004 – 2009. He is a Professor Emeritus at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where he taught for nearly 40 years. He is a recipient of the Homer Dodge Endowed Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Columbia Merit Award for service to poetry, and Loyola College’s Andrew White Medal for his dedication to the intellectual and scholarly life in Maryland, and for his commitment to sustaining the poetic tradition in the State of Maryland. Currently, He serves on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Humanities Council and on the Maryland State Department of Education’s Arts Advisory Committee.
Glaser has edited three anthologies, including Come Celebrate with Me, a memorial tribute to Lucille Clifton (2011), and has published eight collections of his own work, most recently “Disrupting Consensus” which won the 2008 Teacher’s Voice chapbook competition, and “The Threat of Rain” (2014). He served as co-editor of the Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton (BOA, 2012), writes poetry reviews for The Friends Journal and co-leads retreats which embrace the reading and writing of poetry as a means of self-reflection and personal growth. (more at www.michaelsglaser.com)