Michael Hammerle is completing his MFA thesis at the University of Arkansas at Monticello where he has taught composition. He holds a BA in English from the University of Florida. He is the founder of Middle House Review. His fiction has been published in The Best Small Fictions 2017 selected by Amy Hempel. His prose and poetry has been published in Split Lip Magazine, New World Writing, Louisiana Literature, After the Pause, the Matador Review, and many more magazines. His writing has been a finalist for awards at American Short Fiction, Hayden's Ferry Review, and Prime Number Magazine. He lives and writes in Gainesville, FL.

"If you have anything worth while to say, let it surprise you."

-Richard Bausch. Letter to a Young Writer

  • Spotlight

"Catching Up with Michael Hammerle." Matador Review. Web. 3 January 2018.

"Just One Thing with Michael Hammerle." Split Lip Magazine. Web. 15 November 2019.

"Now Playing: November 2019." Split Lip Magazine. Feature. 15 November 2019. 

  • Nonfiction Online

 "Congratulations." (Nonfiction). Split Lip Magazine. November (2019).

  • Fiction Online

"Misrule." (Fiction). The Daily Drunk. August. 2020.

 "One Bird In-Hand is Worth Ten in the Bush." (Fiction). BULL: Men's Fiction. November (2019).

 "Odin, Consider Me for Valhalla." (Fiction). New Flash Fiction Review. Issue 14. September (2018).

"Coolside." (Fiction). Mythic Picnic Editor’s Choice Award Winner. Vol. 1. (2018).

 "Laugh Now-Cry Later." (Fiction). Chicago Literati. December (2017).

 "The Experiment." (Fiction). Matador Review. Winter (2017). 

 "The Horse Did Not Always Go Home." (Fiction). New World Writing. September (2017).

 "Killerman." (Fiction). Steel Toe Review. Issue 25. Fall (2016). 

  • Fiction Print

"Killerman." (Fiction). Best Small Fictions. Ed. Amy Hempel. Braddock Avenue Books, 2017. 87. Print.  

  • Poetry Online

"Symbiosis" (Poem). After the Pause. December. 2020. (forthcoming).

"The Virus I Am" (Poem). Dream Journal. October. 2020. (forthcoming).

"I Swim." (Poem). The Daily Drunk. July. 2020.

"Some Boots Are Hard to Put on." (Poem). Shot Glass Journal. Issue 31.

"Work Clothes." (Poem). Clementine Unbound. 2 June. (2020).

"No Time Was Sacred and We didn't Complain." (Poem). Ghost City Review. May. 2020.  

"Where Was the Old Hammer and Wrench?" and "Dialysis : Lake City." (Poems). Temz Review. Spring. Issue 11. (2020).

"I’m One Man." (Poem). Drunk Monkeys. September. (2019). 

"There's Never A Good Time To Die." (Poem). Misfit Magazine. Spring. Issue 26. (2019).

"The Good Stuff." and "I Should be Able to Move You." (Poems). After the Pause. Fall. (2019). 59-60.

"Possum Creek Skatepark." (Poem). After the Pause. Spring. (2018). 12.

"The World is a Barber." ; "Dying." ; and "Carolyn." (Poems). Coffin Bell. Issue 1.2. April. (2018). 

     Best of the Net Nomination 2018

"Light and Heat." (Poem). Corvus Review. Issue 9. (2017). 123. 

"Old Woman and Tea." (Poem). The River. Sandy River Review. University of Maine - Farmington. November (2017).

"When I Was Beautiful." (Poem). Eunoia Review. October (2016). 

  • Poetry Print

"Looking at My Son." and "Tortic." (Poems). Louisiana Literature. (forthcoming).

"Push Start Lymph-Node." (Poem). Poetry Quarterly. Prolific Press. (forthcoming).

"Mistakes."  (Poem). Poetry Quarterly. Prolific Press. Winter (2018).

"Enter the Reeds." (Poem). Japery. University of Arkansas at Monticello. October (2018). 1-3.

"Men at Twenty-five." ; "Outage." ; "We Are the House We've Built." ; "Age is Sobering." and "Finite As the Body." (Poems). Door Is A Jar. Issue 7. Spring. (2018). 43-48.

"A Father's Lessons Stick.(Poem). Poetry Quarterly. Prolific Press. Summer (2017).

"Cardboard Kingdom." (Poem). Poetry Quarterly. Prolific Press. Summer (2016).

"Cento anni." (Poem). Mosaic Art and Literary Journal. Issue 54. University of California, Riverside. (2015).

  • Contests/Awards

American Short(er) Fiction Contest Semi-Finalist (2018). 

"Coolside." (Fiction). Mythic Picnic Editor’s Choice Award Winner. Vol. 1. (2018).

Best Small Fictions Winner. "Killerman." Selected by Amy Hempel. (2017).

Hayden's Ferry Review Flash Fiction Contest Finalist Selected by Tara Ison. (2016).

Prime Number Magazine Award Finalist (Poetry) Selected by Alan Michael Parker. (2015).

  • Photography

"The Most Worshipped Star #3" (Photo). Versification. October 2020.

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