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"Reality may be stranger than fiction, but Michael Earl Craig's poems make a laudable effort to even the score. Quite possibly the funniest poet writing today, Craig's unadorned poetry tends toward the deadpan and the offbeat, with an almost David Lynch-like sense of the uncanny."--The Believer. "I like being in the world of Michael 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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We will target mid-tier publications with an interest in poetry and fiction to run poems and reviews, since Craig's work is often narrative. Craig will be at the AWP conference in Seattle and will give readings. AWP, with so many young poets and MFA students in attendance, is Craig's target audience.We will send Talkativeness to high profile writers like Tao Lin and pitch interviews in top tier publicity venues that have written about them.We have over 3200 Facebook followers, 9100 Twitter followers, and a mailing list of 2000 people. We will promote Talkativeness on all of our social media sites and on our website.

About the Author

Michael Earl Craig is the author of 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 the Shields Valley, near Livingston, Montana.

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