Can You Relax in My House (Paperback)
Fence Books, 9780971318915, 62pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2001
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An isolate, protracted surrealism attaches to objects, animals, and emotion in Craig's semi-rural outlandish poems. Readers are embroiled in textural exposition, encountering dark recessions against a relief of interior truth: "Today you strike me as needing something./ So take my ten-thousand-pound typewriter ...For here is an older, /other world, taking almost forty sheep to make one sock.
About the Author
Michael Earl Craig is the author of THIN KIMONO (Wave Books 2010), YES, MASTER (Fence Books, 2006), and CAN YOU RELAX IN MY HOUSE (Fence Books, 2002). He has published poems in Verse, VOLT, JUBILAT, CutBank, The Iowa Review, Dunes Review, and Provincetown Arts, as well as the Verse Press/Wave Books anthology ISN'T IT ROMANTIC: 100 LOVE POEMS BY YOUNGER AMERICAN POETS (2004). He is a Certified Journeyman Farrier and lives near Livingston, Montana, where he shoes horses for a living.
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