Poetry. “Michael Daley is a combiner of lyricism and political feeling evoking the clear air and poetic breath of liberation from the treachery of U.S. militarism. A ground-breaking sensitivity for the future.” – Jack Hirschman. In this most recent collection, Michael Daly writes with personal intensity of domestic life, of experiences with his son, his wife, his mother. Fine quality paper. Saddlestitched chapbook.
Michael Daley was born in Boston, and is a graduate of UMass with an MFA from the University of Washington. He’s worked as a laborer, taxi driver, waiter, tree-planter, editor, Poet-in-the-schools, and high school English teacher. The author of three books of poems, a book of essays and several chapbooks, his work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The Hudson Review, Ploughshares, Manoa, Alaskan Quarterly Review, Nebraska Review, Prairie Schooner, Poetry East, Raven Chronicles, Seattle Review, and on Garrison Keilor’s Writer’s Almanac. In 2001 he received a Fulbright grant to live in Hungary for a year. Twice the National Endowment of the Humanities has awarded his work, as has the Seattle Arts Commission, Bumbershoot, and the Fessenden Foundation. He received a grant from Artists Trust to produce the book MOONLIGHT IN THE REDEMPTIVE FOREST’s accompanying CD, “Frankie the Milkman’s Song & Other Poems.” For more on Michael Daley: https://www.pw.org/content/michael_daley
Jack Hirschman in a review of THE STRAITS –
Michael Daley is a combiner of lyricism and political feeling evoking the clear air and poetic breath of liberation.
John Willson, poet –
Michael Daley’s poems possess the quiet authority derived from observing the world with a heart.