Michael Burkard’s books of poetry include My Secret Boat (Norton), Unsleeping (Sarabande), Entire Dilemma (Sarabande) and Pennsylvania Collection Agency (New Issues). Poems recently appearing / about to appear in Smartish Pace, Court Green, parakeet, and Best American Poetry 2004 (Lyn Hejinian editor, David Lehman series editor).
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