Alan Michael Parker

Alan Michael Parker‘s most recent book is The Ladder, his eighth collection of poems; a coedited volume, The Manifesto Project, appeared in January 2017, and his fourth novel, Christmas In July, will be published in 2018. Douglas C. Houchens Professor of English at Davidson College, he also teaches in the University of Tampa low-residency MFA program. His honors include three Pushcart Prizes, two inclusions in Best American Poetry, the Fineline Prize, the Medwick Award, and the North Carolina Book Award.

Summer 2005

Propter Hoc

By Alan Michael Parker

In the past hour, two women told me not to be insulted, “You’re important to me.” One said twenty deer had been ravaging the heirloom vegetables, and she might suddenly […]

Fall 2004

Elephants and Butterflies

By Alan Michael Parker

                       1. I'm reading Roman history at dinner: on the highway outside the restaurant, feathers float from a chicken truck, birds blinking in their boxes. A flatbed deadheads along, late for […]