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Writer, Teacher, Editor
All the Heat We Could Carry Charlie Bondhus

Michael McKeown Bondhus is a bigender (male/neutrois), Irish-American writer. His  books of poetry include Divining Bones (Sundress Publications, 2018) and All the Heat We Could Carry (Main Street Rag, 2013), winner of the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. His work has appeared in Poetry, The Missouri Review, Columbia Journal, Poetry Ireland Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Nimrod, and Copper Nickel. He has received fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Sundress Academy for the Arts, and the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers. He is associate professor of English at Raritan Valley Community College (NJ).  

Photo by Kevin Hinkle


All the Heat We Could Carry


Divining Bones

How the Boy Might See It

My Books

— Cheryl Whitehead

[Michael] worked miracles on my manuscript by helping me put the book in an order that made it come to life. He also showed me how to trim down places where I was prone to overwrite.

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