Michael Bauer



Adjunct Assistant Professor of Writing, Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts:

  • Attention in its Highest Form is the Same Thing as Prayer (Spring 2017)

  • Learning to Die (Spring 2018)

  • Reading and Revolution (Fall 2018)

Instructor, Academic Advisor and Admissions Committee, Stanford University Pre-Collegiate Studies and Stanford Online High School (2011-present):

  • Literary Analysis and Argumentation

    Creative Writing

Instructor, Poets House:

The Poetry Project

Inprint Foundation

NYU, Undergraduate Creative Writing (2004)

University of Houston, Undergraduate Composition and Literature (2005-2008)

Private instruction: mentoring, tutoring, manuscript support, college & other application support



Instructor and Founder of the Young Artists Language & Devotion Alliance (YALDA), a literary intensive and publishing platform for young women poets ages 12-19. To learn more about YALDA, please visit its website.

YALDA @ Poetry Foundation




translation, interviews of writers, collaborations

Harriet: “Center for the Hum” with Christine Hume (interview)

Jacket2: New Brazilian Poets (translations) 

The Brooklyn Rail (interviews):

Stanley Kunitz

James Sherry and Roof Books

Pocket Folklore w/Shirin Sabahi (collaboration)

Muted Fanfare for the Shy w/ Shirin Sabahi (collaboration)

Vesper Sparrow w/ Missy Mazzoli and Roomful of Teeth (collaboration)

The Shield of the Heart is the Heart w/ Missy Mazzoli (collaboration)


audio, video


@Evergreen College 

@Segue Reading Series

Poetry Foundation PoemTalk

University of Michigan

Better Magazine



reviews, interviews

Joan Murray:

London Review of Books

Los Angeles Review of Books

Poetry Magazine

The New York Review of Books

The Poetry Society

The New Yorker

The New Yorker

The Paris Review


Great Guns:

Philadelphia Review of Books

Queen Mob's Teahouse

New York Times

The Seawall

HTML Giant

Word for Word

The Believer

The Volta

The Poetry Project Newsletter


Los Angeles Review of Books


American Microreviews

Bombay Gin