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Michael Dickel launches Patreon Campaign! Come, support the arts, have some fun, and see what rewards await you!I had renamed the blog from Fragments of Michael Dickel to Fragmentarily/ Meta-Phor(e) /Play (tagline: FMPP—Michael Dickel’s Blog)  during 2016 and now (Spring 2017) to Meta/ Phor(e) /Play (tagline: Words, Images, & More). This reflects a change during the early months of 2017 from (mostly) blog posts of my own creative writing / art / photography / opinions to including other writers. I thought it would be better to take my name out of the title and now, also out of the tagline. (See the name unpacked).

This isn’t totally a ‘Zine or totally a blog of my creative writing, but some hybrid of the two. During April 2017, I posted several other poets as part of interNational Poetry Month. I intend to continue publishing others, and not just poetry, but not at the frenetic pace I kept up during poetry month. So far, I am posting twice a week, occasionally more (during July and August I expect to post less often per week).

The main selection criterion for work included in the new ‘zine-like blog so far has been work that captures my interest and thus by invitations. I have had requests start to come in to be included in my blog, so I have set up a Submissions page. If you are interested, please read and follow the guidelines. I will not accept work and may not even look at work that does not follow the guidelines. And the criterion will mainly be work that captures my interest. So browse the site and see what I write and what I’ve published by others.


Blog Recognition

Feedspot (a premium RSS feed site, where you can find all of your online reading in one place) took a careful look at this site and decided that it’s doing great things. They have awarded Meta/ Phor(e) /Play

not one…

not two…

but THREE “Top Blog” rankings!

The other blogs in these categories are some pretty awesome company to be in. Thank you, Anuj Agarwal, founder of Feedspot.

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Michael Dickel, a poet, fiction writer, essayist, photographer, digital artist, and educator is a contributing editor for The BeZine, formerly: an associate editor and contributing editor of The Woven Tale Press, managing editor of arc-24 (2015) and arc–23 (2014), and co-editor of Voices Israel Volume 36 (2010). In 2017, a chapbook of his resistance poetry, Breakfast at the End of Capitalism, came out from Locofo Chaps. His most recent collection of flash fiction, The Palm Reading after The Toad’s Garden, arrived from Is a Rose Press in 2016.  His latest collection of poems is from 2015, War Surrounds Us. Previous books include Midwest / Mid-East and The World Behind It, Chaos,  an eBook from “why vandalism?” that is no longer available online. Dickel is the past Chair of the Israel Association of Writers in English.

Dickel’s work was short-listed for the Wisehouse 2016 Poetry Award (in print here) and has appeared in literary journals, anthologies, art books, and online for over twenty years. His photographs and poems have appeared in: THIS Literary MagazineEclectic Flash, Cartier Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Sketchbook, Emerging Visions Visionary Art eZine, Poetry Midwest, Fotógrafos En La Calle (Street Photographers), why vandalism?, Poetica Magazine—Reflections on Jewish Thought, Zeek: a Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture and Abramelin: the Journal of Poetry and Magick, among many others. Two of his poems received first and second place in the 2009 international Reuben Rose Memorial Poetry Competition. Full list of publications since 2007.

He has also worked with documentary film productions, writing everything from fund-raising proposals to research to treatments and scripts. Working with David Fisher through the fiscal sponsorship of the National Center for Jewish Film, he researched and wrote a successful proposal for a U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures through Film Development Grant.

Michael (Dickel) Dekel, Ph.D., holds degrees in psychology, creative writing, and English literature. He has been teaching college and university for over 25 years—writing and literature courses in the United States and Israel, as well as courses in media and English Education in Israel. He directed the Student Writing Center at the University of Minnesota and the Macalester Academic Excellence Center at Macalester College (St. Paul, MN). Dr. Dickel has published articles, presented conference papers, and led workshops on writing and the teaching of academic writing. He currently lives in Jerusalem, Israel.


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Google+ Profile This is my profile page for Google+ Google

Google+ Page This is a page for my books.

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