Michael Dickel, poet, fiction writer, essayist and photographer, returns to the Midwest to read poetry on Monday, March 26th at 7:00 p.m. at Midwest Writing Center. Born outside of Chicago, he moved to Minneapolis at age 18. In 2007, he made Aliyah (immigrating) to Israel, and now lives in Jerusalem. A member of the Israel Association of Writers in English, Dickel co-edited Voices Israel (vol. 36, 2010). Recently, he and Israeli filmmaker David Fisher received a National Endowment of the Humanities Bridging Cultures through Film development grant through the National Center for Jewish Film. Dickel’s stories, art, and photographs have appeared in literary journals, anthologies, books, and online—including Poetica Magazine—Reflections on Jewish Thought, Zeek: a Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture, Eclectic Flash, Cartier Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Sketchbook, Poetry Midwest, and Fotógrafos En La Calle (Street Photographers) a book of Israeli photographers published in South America. The World Behind It, Chaos, his multi-media poetry and art book, was released by why vandalism? e-book publisher in 2009.
Dr. Dickel has a M.A in English-Creative Writing (Poetry and Fiction) and a Ph.D in English Language and Literature from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. Over the past 20 years he has taught and lectured on creative writing, literature and poetry at universities in the United States and Israel. He will focus on his Rueben Rose Prize Poems, Voices Israel and his newest manuscript Jerusalem Imagined and Recalled. Please visit his website http://michaeldickel.com/ This event is presented by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and is part of the Jewish Cultural Series 2012 and there is no registration fee.
The reading will take place at the Midwest Writing Center, third floor of Bucktown Center for the Arts, at 225 E. 2nd St. in Davenport, Iowa.