Books by Michael Anania

IN NATURAL LIGHT by Michael Anania
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"Fifty-two Definite Articles,' as playful as the verse of Kenneth Koch (to whom it's dedicated), neatly demonstrates Anania's strengths and weaknesses: while some of these little philosophical jests are smart, rhythmic bits of wisdom, others are simply slight in every way."
The best thing about this latest from the Univ. of Illinois poet and novelist (The Red Menace, 1984) is its format: a square paperback like the old City Lights pocket poets series, this modest-looking volume also comes with a CD (not heard) of the author reading its contents. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1992

"The Ties That Bind'') deserves a prize of some sort."
From poet/essayist Anania: well-honed essays, many reprinted from Chicago Magazine or The Chicago Tribune, that touch upon a variety of topics—including the American automobile, the best way to choose a tie, and the literary output of Spiro Agnew. Read full book review >