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touch my omelet
by michael earl craig

this is the second book in the bear parade series.

michael earl craig is the author of CAN YOU RELAX IN MY HOUSE (2002, fence books). YES, MASTER, a second collection of poems, will be published by fence in 2006. most of the poems in TOUCH MY OMELET are from YES, MASTER. craig has published poems in verse, volt, jubilat, cutbank, the iowa review, dunes review, and provincetown arts, as well as the verse press anthology of love poems, ISN'T IT ROMANTIC (2004). poems of his are currently posted on the online arts and literary journal, hoboeye. he lives near livingston, mt where he works as a farrier.



it's good, this. good. what's a farrier?

- rosie / April 11, 2006 1:54 PM

someone who takes care of horse hooves. this is a good book. i read it fifty times.

- gene / April 11, 2006 2:58 PM

michael earl craig makes me feel like a blue and red plastic toy shovel broken in half in a field of gray flowers that look pretty under a really bright sun and with a glass of organic lemonade i'm about to drink

- tao lin / April 11, 2006 6:38 PM

Reading Michael Earl Craig's poems reminds me of driving on dirt backgrounds at night without the headlights on, it tells you about the things you didn't know you already knew.

- Carla / April 11, 2006 10:13 PM

i might make it.

- clay / April 12, 2006 5:05 AM

michael craig was at a barbecue
i want him relaxed fit. and wrinkle free.
michael craig spat lightly all over me.
i think i can eat him.
master chang opened the door to his cottage-- it was michael craig.
you can leave it to him to describe your world.
i could not stop this insane michael craig.

- katy / April 12, 2006 11:41 AM

I remember reading the obituaries
when Sonny Bono died and
laughing so hard I fell down on
the floor. telephone. with Sonny Bono. up sharply and threw a series
Real uppercuts.
guess it was Sunday. glancing down, swerving,
as I drive my newly lacquered motorcoach
up an icy mountain pass at dusk
leaking a dark scarf across
his moonlit coral homeland.

i eat ten of them

- microsoft word autosummarize / April 13, 2006 1:19 AM

Good stuff. For real. This guy is LEGIT!

- Matt / May 31, 2006 11:44 AM

Especially liked the one about the Bono obit. Was very, very vibrant with imagery I could put a thumb on.

- P. H. Madore / June 10, 2006 11:17 PM

this book made me feel like wrapper poked out of the window of a passing sedan and skittering along the asphalt in its afterrush. and i mean that in a good way.

- h.c.w. / June 14, 2006 10:31 PM

This is my favorite bear parade book, I think.

- Mike zak / March 23, 2008 5:29 PM