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Michael Dickel

I am a poet, digital artist, editor of The BeZine (TheBeZine.com), co-publisher of Is a Rose Press (with gary lundy—IsARosePress.com), and educator. I currently teach in the English Department at David Yellin Academic College of Education, Jerusalem, Israel. Finishing Line Press (FinishingLinePress.com) published my most recent poetry collection, Nothing Remembers (2019).

Solstice Poem

Solstice i Darkness cool and short relieves the solstice heat while the earth stealthily slips around toward winter. ii Dogs darken barks at sight of shadows & eclipses but dance high, with wild glee when they see glinting waves. iii Tree bark peels away only to display colors […]

Escaping Rooster Digital Art by Michael Dickel ©2014

Escaping Rooster

A bit over a week ago we visited the Jerusalem Zoo. In the children’s area, goats and roosters run loose. Other animals stay in pens nearby, and both the goats and roosters can escape into the pens. It’s all made of wood with a very distinct ranch feeling. […]

Poetry Reading

Last December, the Israel Association of Writers in English (IAWE) held a streamed reading by seven member-writers (and an eighth by proxy) from the living room of poet and chair of the association, Karen Alkalay-Gut. Videos from that event have recently been posted here on YouTube. The texts appear […]

The bleeding hearts cried soft nectar tears.

Nematode Garden Crisis

Nematode Garden Crisis “While most of the thousands of species of nematodes on Earth are not harmful, some nematodes parasitize and cause diseases in humans and other animals. Also, unfortunately, there are many that attack and feed on living plants.” —Organic Gardening.com The garden-shutdown, precipitated by a minority […]