This book is a document of a particular world, real, wrenched from the poet's life, as if written with a gun to his head or a spike through his heart. Reading it is like opening a damp newspaper wrapped around a big fish just caught, fins glistening, scales shining, one rhymed eye open and looking right at you, daring you to eat the whole thing. " Dorianne Laux, author of The Book of Men
Michael Mlekoday is a poet and performer from Minneapolis. Mlekoday holds degrees from the University of Minnesota and Kansas State University, USA and is currently an MFA candidate at Indiana University, USA. A National Poetry Slam Champion, Mlekoday has served as poetry editor of Indiana Review and is a cofounder of Exploding Pinecone Press. Mlekoday's work has appeared in Ploughshares, Ninth Letter, Sycamore Review, the Cincinnati Review, and other journals.