Michael Levin's poetry has appeared in over 50 periodicals and has received American Independent Writers prizes for best published poem (2003, 2008), national awards in Writer’s Digest (2013, 2015) and Anna D. Rosenberg (2015-17) annual poetry competitions, and publication in anthologies including Joys of the Table:  An Anthology of Culinary Verse (Richer Resources, 2015) and Such An Ugly Time (Rat's Ass Review, 2017). His journalism has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Harvard Magazine, and Pennsylvania Gazette. His critical articles have appeared in (e.g.) Asides (Shakespeare Theatre), Studies in English Literature (Tulane) and Renascence (Marquette).

He spent almost twenty years in federal government as a lawyer, policy expert and executive with EPA and other agencies, in the Carter White House, and as Congressional Fellow to Hon. Andrew Maguire (D-NJ) and the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA). He then was in private practice at national or regional law firms. He currently is an environmental / transactions lawyer and solar energy developer based in Washington DC and Menemsha (Martha’s Vineyard) MA.

He holds honors degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School, and an M.Litt. in English Language and Literature  (concentration: theatre) from Oxford University, where he was a University of Pennsylvania Thouron (duPont) Fellow.  


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"Pawprints," Jazz Composition by Katrine Suwalski, Lyrics by Michael Levin  -- World Premiere, Paradise Jazz Club, Copenhagen, 9/17/14. 

Cathrine Legardh, vocals; Katrine Suwalski, sax; Marie Schmidt, piano; Helle Marstrand, double bass.

"High Bush Blueberries," Composition: Suwalski, lyrics: Levin -
Premiere, Copenhagen, 11/1/14

Group; Another World  --
vocals, piano,Rikki Shelde;
accordion; Jens Skou Olsen, bass; Benita Hastrup; drums; trombone. Ayi Solomon, percussion; Lis Wessberg;  Katrine S;uwalski, sax