Poetry. "It was the poem 'Rivers' that got me thinking about Michael Cirelli's gifted flow: 'I'm floating down the Pawtuxet River / In a basket made of plastic / Straws, clear as our front windows.' THE GRIND is anchored and flooded by the tributaries of place; the ebb and flow of a family's lifework. Flow is the word for this book's heart and dexterity; flow is the word for this book's straightforward, straight up grace."—Terrance Hayes
Michael Cirelli is the author of THE GRIND (Hanging Loose Press, 2013), EVERYONE LOVES THE SITUATION (Penmanship Books, 2011), VACATIONS ON THE BLACK STAR LINE (Hanging Loose Press, 2010), and LOBSTER WITH OL' DIRTY BASTARD (Hanging Loose Press, 2008), which was a New York Times best-seller from an independent press and was features in the "Debut Poets" Issue of Poets & Writers magazine. He has also authored two curricula, Poetry Jam (Recorded Books, 2010) and Hip Hop Poetry & The Classics (Milk Mug, 2004), and is the Executive Director of Urban Word NYC. As a performer, he has been a National Poetry Slam finalist and was featured on the HBO series Def Poetry Jam and Brave New Voices. He lives on the moon.
Author City: Brooklyn, NY USA