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Poetry. Whether in the alley, in the woods or out the back door, the poems in Michael Haeflinger's debut collection create a soundtrack to a world thrumming with unease. They inhabit spaces between stations on the radio dial and ask readers to lean-in and listen for it: the quiet rage building around us. Haeflinger's poems channel neighbors who'll never look each other in the eye, sons lost on mountaintops, and drivers sitting in traffic as the world changes around them. They invite readers to live in the "in-between" spaces they inhabit—where no one knows whether they're coming or going. LOW STATIC RAGE is a dazzling showcase of Haeflinger's mastery of form, craft and style.
Originally from the Midwest, Michael Haeflinger is the author of two chapbooks, Love Poem for the Everyday (2011) and The Days Before (2014), both from Dog On A Chain Press. In 2016, he released Let's Don't Be Crazy, a spoken word and music album. He is the recipient of the Rutgers-Camden Award for Community Engagement (2013), The Amocat Award for Community Engagement (2017), and a Tacoma Arts Initiative Program Award (2015). He is the Executive Director for Write253, a literary arts organization in Tacoma, WA.Author City: TACOMA, WA USA