Michael Carrino was born in New York City in 1949. He received his M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Norwich University in 1984. He has been an adjunct instructor as well as a lecturer of composition and poetry at SUNY Plattsburgh since 19987. He was a co-founder and poetry editor of SUNY Plattsburgh’s literary journal, the Saranac Review from 2005 to 2010. In addition to publishing poems in numerous literary journals, he has written four books of poetry: Some Rescues, Under This Combustible Sky, Café Sonata, and Autumn’s Return to the Maple Pavilion. He is currently writing and publishing poems, playing chess, taking photographs and visiting Canada as often as possible. He lives in Plattsburgh, New York.
"By Available Light is an education on how lost time can be recovered through poetry, how the murky, clogged waters of the past can be clarified by words and made to flow again. This book of Michael Carrino’s new and selected poetry brings together the voices of son, brother, soldier, lover, traveler, and as each one shares intimate anecdotes and stories, we are reminded that the poet is always more than one person, that he is all the lives and autobiographies his imagination can salvage. Carrino’s work is immediate and totally captivating, and he never writes without his two collaborators: heart and mind." – Luciano Iacobelli, author of The Angel Notebook
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