Poetry. Michael Earl Craig's third full-length collection of expertly crystalline yet wholly unexpected renderings of everyday existence. A masterwork of lucid dreaming, THIN KIMONO continues Craig's singular breed of brilliant and generously uncanny poems, reflecting, while utterly slanting, the idiosyncrasies of daily existence in the oft-incomprehensible world. "I like being in the world of Craig's poems. Anything can happen, and probably will, and it will affect me in small or large ways that I couldn't have imagined. The precision of their imagery keeps me reeling with delight"—James Tate.
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Michael Earl Craig is from Dayton, Ohio, home of the gas mask and the mood ring. He is the author of IGGY HORSE (Wave Books, 2023) WOODS AND CLOUDS INTERCHANGEABLE (Wave Books, 2019), TALKATIVENESS (Wave Books, 2014), THIN KIMONO (Wave Books, 2010), YES, MASTER (Fence Books, 2006), Can You Relax In My House, (Fence Books, 2002), and the chapbook Jombang Jet (Factory Hollow Press, 2012). He lives in Montana, where he makes his living as a farrier. He was the 2015-2017 Poet Laureate of Montana.