Mike Vause

Mikel Vause holds a Ph.D from Bowling Green University. He is the author of numerous articles, poems and short stories, and the author or editor of over fifteen books. His poetry collections include I Knew It Would Come to This (Mountain and Air Books), At the Edge of Things (Green Cat Press), Looking for the Old Crown (Fusion Productions), The Scent of Juniper (Aldrich Press), A Mountain Touched by Fire (Aldrich Press/Kelsay Books), A Last Call for Young Men (Kelsay Books), A Home to Strange Animals (Kelsay Books), Secondary Sources Kelsay Books), and A Most Terrible and Deadly Season (Aldrich/Kelsay Books). Kelsay Books will release a new collection of nature poems in December 2023. In 2016, he received a Pushcart Prize nomination for his poem “What said the Thunder...” Mike Vause is a Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor at Weber State University where he teaches British and American Literature. 

For twenty years, Mike also taught rock climbing and, as a member of the American Alpine Club and British Alpine Club, served as the only non-British Chair of the Boardman/Tasker Mountain Literature Award. In 2011, Vause was an invited member of the CE British Expedition to the Northside of Mt. Everest in search of the body of Andrew Irvine of the 1924 British Everest Expedition. 

 For the last ten years, Mike has taught Literature and Law CLE courses for The Scriber’s Quill in conjunction with The Utah Bar Association and The Utah Judges Group. 




I Knew It Would Come to This

At the Edge of Things

Looking for the Old Crown

The Scent of Juniper

A Mountain Touched by Fire 

A Last Call for Young Men

A Home for Strange Animals

Secondary Sources 

A Most Terrible and Deadly Season


Additional Info

  • Region: Wasatch Front
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Tags: Environmental