"A sensitive reader and insightful editor."
"He's helped me be a better poet."
"Bondhus was uniquely qualified to help me sequence my manuscript."
"[Michael] worked miracles on my manuscript."
I offer a rigorous, honest assessment of your poetry manuscript, an assessment tailored to meet your needs. My response will consider your book both as a collection of individual poems and as a thematic whole. For more information, please contact me.
Why I'm Qualified
4 years experience as poetry editor
for The Good Men Project
Over 10 years experience teaching creative writing at the college level
Award-winning author of three poetry collections and a chapbook
Alumnus of the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference
MFA in Creative Writing
What It Costs
Depending on Financial Circumstances
and Services Requested
Short Chapbook (30 pages or fewer): $200-$350
Long Chapbook (31-47 pages): $250-$400
Short Poetry Book (48-72 pages): $400-$600
Long Poetry Book (>72 pages): $500 - $750
In-person or phone consultation
Physical or electronic notes
Specific revision suggestions
Clarity and coherence of theme
Inclusion/Exclusion of specific poems
Feedback on title
What I Provide
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