Joe Kyugen Michaud

Joe Kyugen Michaud was born in Maine in 1940. He served seven years with the US Army during the Cold War, which was the subject of his first book, “Along the Iron Curtain”  He has degrees in French & German from  Kansas State. He started writing in college, but didn’t hit his stride until about 1972 after he moved to Iowa.  He has been meditating daily since 1973. Meditation (TM and Zen) has had a strong influence particularly on his poetry.  Joe has self-published nine books with Camp Pope Publishing and has had “Iowa City, City of the Book” royalty published.

On the 15th of October, at 10:00 AM at the Iowa City Zen Center, Joe Kyugen Michaud will read from his latest book Prairie Wind. Nature Poems with a Zen Flavor. This will be for the first half of the reading. For the second half he will read Zen wisdom tales in verse selected from his first two books of Zen poetry. Joe’s books will be on sale, a percentage of the proceeds will go to the Zen Center.