DANTE MICHEAUX'S poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies, in the United States and abroad. His honors include the Oscar Wilde Award and fellowships from Cave Canem Foundation and The New York Times Foundation. Micheaux resides in London and New York City.
“Dante Micheaux’s poetry is always musical. He plays in a group with Cavafy, Lorca, Komunyakaa. His instrument is a clear exact voice with his heart beating so loud you can hear it. He has highs and lows that reach into something Greek, into jazz, into the blues, into metaphysical English poetry. He pulls all this off remaining wonderfully African-American.”—Stanley Moss
“The passionate music woven through Dante Micheaux's Amorous Shepherd emanates out of a deep belief of human possibility and trust. Basic and highly sensual, this collection unfolds with a disrobing of body and soul. Each compressed, terse poem pops with shaped certainty. There isn't anything overly precious in these poems, but only a marvelous sonority and sincerity that go directly for the experienced heart.”—Yusef Komunyakaa