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Michael Heffernan

Michael Heffernan teaches poetry at the University of Arkansas. He has won
three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. His
seventh book, The Night Breeze Off the Ocean, will be published
later this year.

Poetry

Summer 2004

Ajar in Tennessee

By Michael Heffernan

A conspicuous freedom came out of everywhere. Slower traffic kept right, against the glare, before we got to Exit 133 and Birdsong Road, on the edge of the first array […]

Poetry

Winter 1998

Liberty

By Michael Heffernan

Outside there was the sizzle of fried bugs, the squeal of wheels in the train yard nearby between his motel and the interstate. Beige walls reminded him of the beige […]