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 WagsRevue)

    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
    - heheheheheheheeheheheehehe.com , with Tao Lin

  • - Michael Earl Craig in “velvet skies and blacksmith dreams…”:



    - Reading at Butler Creek Ranch as part of the Poetry Bus Tour.

  • No readings are scheduled at this time.

     


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