Michael Earl Craig

Michael Earl Craig

  • Michael Earl Craig is the author of Talkativeness (Wave Books, 2014), Thin Kimono (Wave Books, 2010), Yes, Master (Fence Books, 2006), Can You Relax in My House, (Fence Books, 2002), and the chapbook Jombang Jet (Factory Hollow Press, 2012). He lives in the Shields Valley, near Livingston, Montana. 

  • Reviews

    Quite possibly the funniest poet writing today, Craig’s unadorned poetry tends toward the deadpan and the offbeat, with an almost David Lynch–like sense of the uncanny...
    The Believer

    Craig animates a world we secretly share, and the tension and kilter of his poems reflect "dreamish autobiographical thoughts" with great poise.
    —Lia Purpura, The Antioch Review

    I like being in the world of Michael Craig's poems. Anything can happen, and probably will, and it will affect me in some small or large ways that I couldn't have imagined. The precision of their imagery keeps me reeling with delight.
    —James Tate

    Reviews of books by Michael Earl Craig

    Talkativeness

    Thin Kimono


  • Poems
    - Three Poems (in Poetry Magazine)
    - Touch My Omelet (at Bear Parade)
    - “This I Believe” (in The Nervous Breakdown)
    - Four Poems (on BOMBlog)
    - “I Am Examining A Small Crumb” (at The Volta)
    - “The More We Think About It” (in Granta)
    - Three Poems (in CounterPunch)
    - “Perhaps You See Where I Am Heading” (in Wag's Revue)

    Interviews
    - Bookslut, with Andrew James Weatherhead
    - Hoboeye, with Mitchell McInnis
    - HTMLGiant, with Zachary Schomburg
    - Northwest Book Lovers, with John Marshall
    - The Nervous Breakdown, with himself

  • Audio
    - Reading four poems from Talkativeness, in Poets & Writers
    - Episode 308 of OTHERPPL, a conversation between Brad Listi and Michael Earl Craig

    Video
    In “velvet skies and blacksmith dreams…”:


    At Butler Creek Ranch as part of the Poetry Bus Tour:

  • NOVEMBER 15, 2014 8:00pm

    Michael Earl Craig and Matthew Rohrer will read with Delia Pless at Flying Object.

    Flying Object, 42 West Street, Hadley MA

     

     


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