Welcome

Hello, my name is Michael Gravel. I’m a poet, writer, emcee, publisher, and tea aficionado. I live in the frozen northern city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Welcome to my website. Here you will find information on my writing and other activities. I post poems regularly, and a blog post every few years. I also host literary events, and occasionally publish books. Thanks for stopping by.   More info →

Latest Poems

Coming Events

Open Mic with the Writers Guild of Alberta
Thursday March 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
The Almanac, 10351 – 82 Avenue, Edmonton
WGA members free; $5 non members

I’ll be emceeing this evening of “Blast from the Past” writing, presented by the Writers Guild of Alberta. Everyone is welcome at this open mic extravaganza of forgotten literature where writers may read their earliest writing. Readers must enter to win a berth on the reading roster – contact the Writers Guild for more info.

Howl at Metro Cinemas
Thursday April 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Metro Cinema, 8712 – 109 Street, Edmonton
Free event

I’m very proud to present this special screening of the film “Howl” as part of the Edmonton Poetry Festival. I’ll be introducing the film, reading part of Ginsberg’s timeless piece of counterculture, and a bit of my own poetry.