Poetry. DAYS LIKE PROSE, Alan Michael Parker's debut poetry collection, was originally published by Alef Books in 1997. It was named a "Notable Book of the Year" by the National Book Critcs Circle. Publishers Weekly wrote, "The deft, formal quality of these poems coupled with Parker's eye for the telling detail makes this a book of stirring, quiet beauty." And Richard Wilbur wrote, "This is an arresting first book; it gives us a poetry deep in particular moments and eloquently alert to the world's curious and agitated detail. Alan Michael Parker's poems are full, as poems should be, of surprises which turn out to be simply true." This new edition includes all of the original poems, newly typeset and designed, and featuring a new preface. Fans of Parker will prize this volume to complete their collections of his work. And readers who haven't discovered him yet will have the pleasure of beginning at his beginning.
ALAN MICHAEL PARKER is the author or editor of eighteen books, including THE AGE OF DISCOVERY (Tupelo Press, 2020), DAYS LIKE PROSE (WordFarm, 2019), THE LADDER: POEMS (Tupelo Press, 2016), LONG DIVISION (Tupelo Press, 2012), WHALE MAN (WordFarm, 2011), and THE IMAGINARY POETS (Tupelo Press, 2006). He teaches at Davidson College and in the University of Tampa's low-residency MFA program.Author City: DAVIDSON, NC USA