Poetry. In his first collection of new poems since Unsleeping, Michael Burkard presents an array of verse and prose forms dense with allusion, emotion and sensuality. Drawing on his own strand of the confessional lyric—a peculiar combination of dreams, personal disclosure, and matter-of-fact accounts of daily life—these poems rinse perception and allow one to actually see the world, free of simulation and stimulation, for what it really is. "He gives us the wisdom of indescribability and the mystery of beauty and wonder."—Malena Mörling
Author City: SYRACUSE, NY USA
Michael Burkard teaches in the MFA Writing Program at Syracuse University and at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He has received prizes from The American Poetry Review and the Pushcart Press, and fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. His books of poetry include My Secret Boat (W. W. Norton), Entire Dilemma (Sarabande Books), Unsleeping (Sarabande Books), LUCKY COAT ANYWHERE (Nightboat Books, 2011), and SOME TIME IN THE WINTER (W.D. Hoffstadt & Sons, 2014).
Reviews and Other Links
Ray McDaniel @ The Constant Critic [PDF]
Eric Rawson @ Drunken Boat