Nothing Remembers

My new poetry collection is coming
August 2019 from Finishing Line Press

Front Cover

If you would like to read my new collection, please order before June 28, 2019. Finishing Line Press will use the number of orders by that date to determine the print run for the book, so your preorder now will help both through purchasing your own copy and through boosting the number of copies available to sell in bookstores and online. To have a decent print run, there need to be a lot more preorders. You can help if you pre-order your copy today. Books are expected to ship late August or early September 2019.


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Finishing Line Press decides Nothing Remember’s print-run size using the number of advanced sales before 28 June 2019. I get paid with a number of copies based on that print-run.

As with many small presses, Finishing Line Press pays in copies of books. How many copies I get depends on the number of books printed. Copies have been selling well, but if I could sell about 60 50 more by 28 JUNE 2019, I could triple the number of copies I would receive (from 10 to 30)!

Thanks to those who have been buying copies! I hope others will join in—it would help keep the book available and in print (as well as my getting additional copies) if you pre-order your copy now! I still need about 50 more sales to make the next “jump” in the scale for the print run.

Please buy now! It would help me out!

Books are expected to ship late August or early September 2019.


Hear and read online
some of the poems from the book

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You can hear the title poem, Nothing Remembers, on YouTube (from a reading in 2013).

Other poems from the collection
appeared first on Meta/ Phor(e) /Play

some poems have been edited for the book,
links go to the originally published version



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What others have said
about Nothing Remembers

Michael Dickel’s title, Nothing Remembers, raises the question of whether the past can be preserved in memory, or whether memory is most effective in the face of loss. Either way, what does the past leave us, who are we with or without the past, and if poetry can occasionally fill gaps in our present, what if anything can it give us of our past? Is poetry anything at all — or is it nothing at all, and is the nothing of poetry the best memorialization? Dickel’s sensory, sensual, musical lyric roves across wet and dry landscapes, food and drink, family and friends, darkness and light, sleep and wakefulness, dreams and reality. His words hover between his homes in the Mideast and the American Midwest, conveying the fragility of present and past, enacting a memory at high risk of loss, maintaining faith against staggering odds. Nothing Remembers is a dream of peace, the peace that may come if and when persons and peoples live in a present comfortable with close and distant memory.

—Hassan Melehy, author of Kerouac: Language, Poetics, and Territory (Bloomsbury) and A Modest Apocalypse (Eyewear)


Michael Dickel combines powerful imagery and poetic beauty with a reality beneath life’s skin, that will gently shake the reader into an awareness, refreshing and engaging. He will take you through his pages to a ‘resting state’ where possibilities in your mind will feel endless. 

Silva Merjanian, author of Rumor


Between knowing and dreaming, shattered screams, pulses, shadows and longing, Michael Dickel’s arresting fourth collection, Nothing Remembers, navigates an erotics of re-membrance renegotiating a Proustian ethos of things resonant, prescient, and the ghostly revenance of hope. 

—Adeena Karasick, author of Salomé: Woman of Valor 


I know so many wildly talented writers. It is one of the great privileges in my life. Michael Dickel is one of them: he uses language like layers of color in a complex painting — you can access experiences that you otherwise wouldn’t have. I’ve just preordered his upcoming collection, Nothing Remembers, from Finishing Line Press; poetry lovers, this is worth having.

—Ina Roy-Faderman, author of 56 Days of August: an anthology of postcard poems



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Bio

Michael Dickel
Digital self-portrait from photograph
©2019

Michael Dickel has won international awards and his poetry has been translated into several languages. His latest poetry collection, Nothing Remembers, will be out from Finishing Line Press summer 2019. A poetry chapbook, Breakfast at the End of Capitalism, came out in 2017 (free PDF from Locofo Chaps, Illinois). His flash fiction collection, The Palm Reading after The Toad’s Garden, came out in 2016 from Is a Rose Press. Previous books include: War Surrounds Us (Is a Rose Press), Midwest / Mid-East, and The World Behind It, Chaos…. He co-edited Voices Israel Volume 36, was managing editor for arc-23 and 24, and is a past-chair of the Israel Association of Writers in English. He publishes and edits Meta/ Phor(e) /Play and is a contributing editor of The BeZine. With Israeli producer / director David Fisher, he received a U.S.A. National Endowment of the Humanities documentary-film development grant that allowed him to research and write a prospective documentary script about Yiddish Theatre.


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If you would like to be on a mailing list for announcements about my new collection of poems, please send your email contact information via: Meta/ Phor(e) /Play Contact Form

I will only use the contact information for announcements about this book.


Michael Dickel
Digital self-portrait-2 from photograph
©2019

Once again, if you think you would like a copy of my new collection, please pre-order a copy now. Finishing Line Press uses pre-orders to determine the print run for the book, so your pre-order helps both through purchasing your copy now and through boosting the number of copies available to sell later. You can pre-order your copy here.


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Books are expected to ship late August or early September 2019.


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