Author Archives: Michael

About Michael

Born in Quantico, VA. Went to high school in southern California, BA from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, MFA (writing and literature) from the U. of Montana. MDiv from San Francisco Theological Seminary, Graduate Certificate to teach English as a Second Language. Have six books of poems published. Have given workshops/readings/or taught at Wichita St. U, Friends U., Tuzla Medressa (Bosnia), U. of Latvia, Laisma Middle School (Riga, Latvia), plus several states in the U.S. Live now in Wichita, Kansas.

“WHEN WILL IT ALL END?”

Most every news story about the Santa Barbara shootings from May 23, talk about the “madman” killer.  That’s a tragic smokescreen for all of us to hide behind.  What concerns me are the people, our political leaders, apparently “sane,” who continue … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL DAY

This morning, in church, I wanted to say something about Memorial Day during joys and concerns but I didn’t.  Wanted to mention how it got started by blacks to honor black soldiers buried in a mass grave.  And I wanted … Continue reading

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SHORT STORY

WITH TIME RUNNING OUT!  A short story by Michael Poage Today I drove past one of those new, brightly lit billboard signs that always flash catchy colors and, usually change messages every ten or fifteen seconds.  This particular sign did … Continue reading

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END THE OCCUPATION!!

I was very glad to see Mr. Charles Krauthammer’s (Eagle Editorial, April 5) endorsement of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction movement now gaining worldwide momentum on behalf of Palestinian rights.  To quote:  “Financial sanctions are precisely the kind of pressure … Continue reading

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WORD AND JUSTICE

Word and Justice:  “It is difficult/to get the news from poems/yet men die miserably every day/for lack/of what is found there.”  — William Carlos Williams, “Asphodel, That Greeny Flower” Williams, as physician and poet, saw a great deal of life … Continue reading

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AND SO IT GOES is now on Nook!!

My latest collection of poems, AND SO IT GOES, is now an e-book on Nook thru BN.com as well as on Kindle thru the Amazon Kindle store.  It would also be great to have someone publish AND SO IT GOES … Continue reading

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MY NEW COLLECTION OF POEMS!!

My new collection of poems, AND SO IT GOES, is now available as an ebook through the Amazon Kindle store for $1.99.  

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2014 DEAL EXTENDED!!!!!!!!

Because of the overwhelming demand (!) for my books……..I have extended the “DEAL OF 2014” for the entire month of February, 2014!!  YES!  Please go to my website, www.michaelpoage,com, purchase one copy of my most recent book of poems, VOICE … Continue reading

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A COUPLE OF DAYS LEFT…..

I am assuming that many of you have just over-looked the “deal of 2014” or have been feeling the January “lull.” Remember the DEAL?  Please go to www.michaelpoage.com, buy one copy of my book, VOICE OVER, thru Paypal, and I … Continue reading

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GUNS KILL PEOPLE

Good morning.  I am Rev. Michael Poage, retired minister with the United Church of Christ.  I served Fairmount United Church of Christ, here in Wichita, just south of WSU, for almost 18 years.  Thank you for the opportunity to speak … Continue reading

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