Thin Kimono (Paperback)

By Michael Earl Craig

Wave Books, 9781933517469, 105pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2010

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"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

Thin Kimono continues Michael Earl Craig's singular breed of brilliant absurdist poetry, utterly and masterfully slanting the realities of daily existence.

Michael Earl Craig is the author of two previous collections of poetry: Yes, Master (Fence Books, 2006) and Can You Relax in My House (Fence Books, 2002). He lives in Livingston, Montana, where he is a certified journeyman farrier.

About the Author

Michael Earl Craig is the author of three collections of poetry: Thin Kimono (Wave Books, 2010), Yes, Master (Fence Books, 2006) and Can You Relax in My House (2002, Fence Books). He received a BA in English Literature from the University of Montana, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts. His poems have been published in various print and online journals, including Provincetown Arts, The Iowa Review, The Believer, HoboEye, Octopus, Fence, jubilat, and Denver Quarterly, as well as anthologized in Isn't It Romantic: 100 Love Poems (Verse Press, 2004) and Poems About Horses (Everyman's Library Pocket Series, 2009). He lives in Livingston, Montana, where is a Certified Journeyman Farrier, and shoes horses for a living.

Praise For Thin Kimono

"That Michael Earl Craig’s poems are continually as lean, well-proportioned, and finely chiseled as that other Renaissance giant, Michelangelo’s David (no relation), proves he has nothing at all to hide." Coldfront

"The book provides many poems that are worth sharing with non-poets, not only because the lines are enjoyable, but also because the candor and straightforward nature of the work dispels the myth that poetry is abstract and inaccessible." Front Porch