Michael Heller has published over twenty volumes of poetry, essays, memoir and fiction. His most recent books are This Constellation Is A Name: Collected Poems 1965-2010 (2012), Beckmann Variations & other poems (2010), Eschaton (2009), Speaking the Estranged: Essays on the Work of George Oppen (2012). Collaborations with the composer Ellen Fishman Johnson include the opera, Constellations of Waking (on Walter Benjamin) and This Art Burning. Among his many awards and honors are the Alice Fay Di Castagnola Prize, a New York Foundation on the Arts Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Humanities Poet/Scholar Award and the Fund for Poetry. A new collection of poems, Diánoia, is forthcoming in 2016.