by Nils Michals


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Poetry. Winner of the 2018 Washington Prize. "Lift the lid on Nils Michals' GEMBOX and discover inside vast, sometimes terrifying, worlds. Here are half-finished skyscrapers, waves 'loaded with the silhouettes of sharks,' a petrified forest, and 'matterhorns of sky blue frosting.' Here is the buzzing of human activity, as if seen from high above. And here are more magical boxes, some made of ticky-tacky, others lavishly, lovingly carved, each a portal to new understanding. Michals writes with grace, wit, and the kind of eye that discovers in the everyday the marvels of a world we half recognize set against the echoes of our own mortality."--Kevin Prufer

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781944585303
Publisher: The Word Works
Publication date: 04/01/2019
Pages: 82
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Nils Michals is the author of two previous collections of poetry, Lure (Pleiades, 2004) and Come Down to Earth (Bauhan, 2014). Recent work has appeared in [PANK], Miracle Monocle, and Phantom Drift, among others. He lives in Santa Cruz and teaches at West Valley College.

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