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Enso Poem by Michael Doane

Michael Doane's Enso Poem
Michael Doane writes short daily poems he calls "Enso Poems." Drawing an enso is the ancient tradition of painting a circle in one swift stroke. These daily pseudo-haikus embody this tradition in poetry. The format: two lines, 10/3 syllables.

Postcard Series by Michael Doane

Postcard Series by Michael Doane
After publishing his first novel, The Crossing, in October 2016, Michael Doane wanted to find a unique way to get the word out. He had been collecting postcards for quite some time, so he dug them out of his desk drawer and begin typing quotes from his novel on them. They were sent off to friends, family, and people who just might be interested in a story like The Crossing and are still available if you simply ask.

The Crossing, A Travel Story About a Boy In Love

The first four chapters of Michael Doane's novel, The Crossing. A boy leaves home in search of a lost love, and in the end, finds himself. This is not your typical love story.
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Blackout Poem by Michael Doane

Blackout Poem by Michael Doane
Michael Doane published his first novel, The Crossing, in October of 2016. Writing a novel is hard; deconstructing it is even harder. These poems are ripped straight from the pages of The Crossing, and give the author a medium to explore the thoughts he left unspoken.

Postcard Series

After publishing his first novel, The Crossing, in October 2016, Michael Doane wanted to find a unique way to get the word out. He had been collecting postcards for quite some time, so he dug them out of his desk drawer and begin typing quotes from his novel on them. They were sent off to friends, family, and people who just might be interested in a story like The Crossing and are still available if you simply ask.

  • Postcard Series by Michael Doane

    Postcard Series by Michael Doane
    After publishing his first novel, The Crossing, in October 2016, Michael Doane wanted to find a unique way to get the word out. He had been collecting postcards for quite some time, so he dug them out of his desk drawer and begin typing quotes from his novel on them. They were sent off to friends, family, and people who just might be interested in a story like The Crossing and are still available if you simply ask.
  • Postcard Series by Michael Doane

    Postcard Series by Michael Doane
    After publishing his first novel, The Crossing, in October 2016, Michael Doane wanted to find a unique way to get the word out. He had been collecting postcards for quite some time, so he dug them out of his desk drawer and begin typing quotes from his novel on them. They were sent off to friends, family, and people who just might be interested in a story like The Crossing and are still available if you simply ask.
  • Postcard Series by Michael Doane

    Postcard Series by Michael Doane
    After publishing his first novel, The Crossing, in October 2016, Michael Doane wanted to find a unique way to get the word out. He had been collecting postcards for quite some time, so he dug them out of his desk drawer and begin typing quotes from his novel on them. They were sent off to friends, family, and people who just might be interested in a story like The Crossing and are still available if you simply ask.

Blackout Poetry Series

Michael Doane published his first novel, The Crossing, in October of 2016. Writing a novel is hard; deconstructing it is even harder. These poems are ripped straight from the pages of The Crossing, and give the author a medium to explore the thoughts he left unspoken.

  • Blackout Poem by Michael Doane

    Blackout Poem by Michael Doane
    Michael Doane published his first novel, The Crossing, in October of 2016. Writing a novel is hard; deconstructing it is even harder. These poems are ripped straight from the pages of The Crossing, and give the author a medium to explore the thoughts he left unspoken.
  • Blackout Poem by Michael Doane

    Blackout Poem by Michael Doane
    Michael Doane published his first novel, The Crossing, in October of 2016. Writing a novel is hard; deconstructing it is even harder. These poems are ripped straight from the pages of The Crossing, and give the author a medium to explore the thoughts he left unspoken.

Enso Poetry

Michael Doane writes short daily poems he calls "Enso Poems." Drawing an enso is the ancient tradition of painting a circle in one swift stroke. These daily pseudo-haikus embody this tradition in poetry. The format: two lines, 10/3 syllables.

  • Enso Poem by Michael Doane

    Michael Doane's Enso Poem
    Michael Doane writes short daily poems he calls "Enso Poems." Drawing an enso is the ancient tradition of painting a circle in one swift stroke. These daily pseudo-haikus embody this tradition in poetry. The format: two lines, 10/3 syllables.
  • Enso Poem by Michael Doane

    Enso Poem by Michael Doane
    ​Michael Doane writes short daily poems he calls "Enso Poems." Drawing an enso is the ancient tradition of painting a circle in one swift stroke. These daily pseudo-haikus embody this tradition in poetry. The format: two lines, 10/3 syllables.

Typewriter Poetry

Since Michael Doane was 19 and his now-wife bought him his first typewriter as a gift, he's been obsessed. These typewriter poems allow Michael to explore life and love in a way other mediums don't. Short, simple, and to the point, these are letters Michael writes to himself and to those he holds dear.

  • Typewriter Poem by Michael Doane

    Typewriter Poem by Michael Doane
    Since Michael Doane was 19 and his now-wife bought him his first typewriter as a gift, he's been obsessed. These typewriter poems allow Michael to explore life and love in a way other mediums don't. Short, simple, and to the point, these are letters Michael writes to himself and to those he holds dear.
  • Typewriter Poem by Michael Doane

    Typewriter Poem by Michael Doane
    Since Michael Doane was 19 and his now-wife bought him his first typewriter as a gift, he's been obsessed. These typewriter poems allow Michael to explore life and love in a way other mediums don't. Short, simple, and to the point, these are letters Michael writes to himself and to those he holds dear.

The Crossing, A Travel Story About a Boy In Love

A boy leaves home in search of lost love, and in the end, finds himself. This is not your typical love story. The Crossing transcends time and captures the essence of what it means to be young, wandering, lost.

Published by Kalmia Books in October 2016, The Crossing is Michael Doane's third novel written, first published. It is available on Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, Gumroad, and through other major retailers.

What Readers Are Saying...

"A powerful coming of age tale."
-Emily Oliverio

"Among the best things I've read this year."
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-Robin Feldman

"Hauntingly beautiful."
-Emily Smith

"I'm enjoying the ride."
-Eric Walther

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About Michael

Harford County

Michael Doane was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1989. He studied classical literature and languages at the University of Maryland, and now lives in rural Maryland with his wife, Emily. In his spare time he hikes, travels, and reads as often as possible. His debut novel, The Crossing, was... more

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