Poetry. Whether about the moon or hotel sex, politics or poppy seeds, Alan Michael Parker's poems are always tender and eccentric and nuanced. In his eighth collection, with metaphysical fortitude the poet continues to deliberate—in all sorts of poems, some unpunctuated, some in prose, and some the first-person lyrics well loved by his longtime readers—upon what our daily lives mean. And how do we sing and praise and grieve all at once?
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