Poetry. In his seventh poetry collection, Alan Michael Parker aims to surprise. Recombining lists, fables, and mathematical equations, LONG DIVISION is formally playful, wielding irony as a lever of political resistance. Here is a writer fascinated by comedy, by sadness, and by the unexpected ways that poetry makes both possible at once. When was the last time you laughed out loud reading poems? Parker's new work is truly funny, exposing the impossibility of realism in a world where imagination is more trustworthy than experience.
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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