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Michael Charles Blumenthal, American writer, educator. National Education Association fellow, 1984, Ingram-Merrill fellow, 1985, Guggenheim fellow, 1988-1989, Fulbright fellow, 1992-1995.


Blumenthal, Michael Charles was born on March 8, 1949 in Vineland, New Jersey, United States. Son of Julius Ernst and Betty Blumenthal.


Bachelor, State University of New York, Binghamton, 1969. Juris Doctor, Cornell University, 1974.


Associate professor English Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1983-1988, director creative writing, 1988-1992. Senior Fulbright professor Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary, 1992-1995. Visiting professor University Haifa, Israel, 1996-1997.

Visiting writer Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, 1997-1998. Distinguished visiting poet Wichita (Kansas) State University, 1999. Senior Fulbright professor, Free University Berlin, 1999-2000.

Distinguished visiting poet Santa Clara University, 2001. Writer, editor Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia, 1977-1980. Special assistant to chairman National Endowment of the Humanities, Washington, 1980-1981.

Producer, director West German television, Washington, 1981-1983. Bingham poet-in-residence University Louisville, 1982. Senior editor Center European University Press, Budapest, 1988-1992.



Board directors Partners in Education, Austin, Texas, since 1998, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, 1985-1988. Trustee American University Center Aix-en-Provence, France, since 1992. Member International Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, Academy American Poets (Peter I. B. Lavan award 1986), Poets and Writers, New York Bar Association.


  • Other Interests

    Skiing, swimming, hiking, language study, translation.


Married Cynthia Mae Curtner, October 2, 1982 (divorced May 1984). Married Isabelle Germaine Leconte, December 2, 1989. 1 child, Noah Gabriel.

Julius Ernst

Betty Blumenthal

Cynthia Mae Curtner

Isabelle Germaine Leconte

Noah Gabriel Blumenthal