Michael Topa

This week we continue to celebrate Poetry Month as we discuss his work with poet, MIchael Topa. Michael was born in Ann Arbor Michiganbut when his mother was hospitalised for severe depression, his father sent him to live with his uncle, a thoracic surgeon in Dallas. Texas.  In 1962-3, Michael lived with his uncle’s family in Kabul and that year Michael was able to travel to Pakistan, India and Nepal. Michael spent 4 years in the United States Air Force as a Weather Observer during the Vietnam War then immigrated to Canada. He studied at the Universities of Michigan, Guam, York and Toronto, worked as a Psycho-educational Consultant and is the co-founder and Director of Greenoaks Educational Services. He has been writing poetry for over fifty years.

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