Alan Michael Parker

Alan Michael Parker

Alan Michael Parker is the author of seven collections of poems, Days Like Prose, The Vandals, Love Song with Motor Vehicles, A Peal of Sonnets, Elephants & Butterflies, Ten Days (with painter Herb Jackson) and Long Division (Tupelo Press, 2012); and three novels, Cry Uncle, Whale Man (WordFarm, 2011) and The Committee on Town Happiness (Dzanc Books, 2014). He has published more than 200 poems, stories and essays, including in The American Poetry Review, The Believer, The Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, Paris Review, Pleiades and The Yale Review, among other magazines; in 2011, his poems were anthologized in The Best American Poetry as well as The Pushcart Prize.
 
Parker has received numerous awards and fellowships, including three Pushcart Prizes, the Fineline Prize from the Mid-American Review, the 2013 Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize, the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America and the 2012 North Carolina Book Award for Long Division; Whale Man was a finalist for the 2011 ForeWord Reviews's “Book of the Year Award” in the category of Literary Fiction.