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Michael Dickel

Michael (Dekel) Dickel is a poet, digital artist, editor, publisher (Is a Rose Press, with gary lundy), and semi-retired educator.

cover image of when voices detach themselves, gary lundy

New projects underway

I’m taking a short rest from posting the experimental writing series for a promotional post. I have two new projects—one decades under development, the other a few days old. Also, while I’m at it, I have a couple of recent publications to mention as well. Call this self-promotion. […]

Almond flower in Jerusalem, photo ©2007 Michael Dickel

Experiment two—The Other Day

“The woman with a beard insists on returning,” so she has joined this series of experiments. This, experiment number two, has words contributed by Agnew T. Pickens, Rivkah Johnson, Monika Ashwin V, gary lundy, Aliona Zykova (aka aLioNKa), Verica Zivkovic, Chinedu Jonathan Ichu, Lynn Pries, Paul Dickinson, and […]

Experimental Chaos

The series of flash experimental fiction, now named Chicken and Egg, has come to its end. At least, it has for now. It seems that when the woman with the beard thinks about buying chicken, everything clicked for the moment. So, I decided to try a different experiment. […]

Morning glorious, photo digitally modified with Adobe PhotoShop, from The World Behind It, Chaos ©2009

Yesterday—flash (?)

This is my sixth post in a series of something maybe like flash fiction. This is new work for me. As this work has been flying off my keyboard each day, your comments, thoughts, questions, ideas all are welcome. May is Short Story month. These are short, and maybe they’re […]

Beach Bar Night i photo and digital art montage ©2013 Michael Dickel

Evening—flash (?)

May is Short Story month. So, below, my fifth post in something maybe like fiction. I don’t know quite what this is, I think flash (fiction? experimental writing?). This is new work for me (other than the first paragraph of the first one, Tomorrow, which was a response to a prompt […]

Afternoon Sunset, photo montage/ digital art, ©2013 Michael Dickel

Afternoon—flash (?)

Dan Wicket has posted on FaceBook that May is Short Story month. The Emerging Writers Network is onboard, not surprising as that’s Dan’s project, too. I saw that the Pen/Faulkner Foundation also posted something about it, a cartoon. And it has its own Twitter hash tag. Must be official. So, below, my fourth post in […]

Morning—flash (?)

This is another post in a series for Short Story Month 2013. The bearded woman continues. This is new work for me (other than the first paragraph of the first one, Tomorrow, which was a response to a prompt from Meg Pokras on FaceBook. (Her micro-fiction is amazing, […]

iPad sketch ©2013 Michael Dickel

Today—flash (?)

Dan Wicket has posted on FaceBook that May is Short Story month. The Emerging Writers Network is onboard, not surprising as that’s Dan’s project, too. I saw that the Pen/Faulkner Foundation also posted something about it, a cartoon. So, here goes my second post in something maybe like […]

Digital art, woman/tomorrow by Michael Dickel

Tomorrow—flash (?)

Dan Wicket has posted on FaceBook that May is Short Story month. The Emerging Writers Network is onboard, not surprising as that’s Dan’s project, too. I don’t know quite what this is, I think flash (fiction? experimental writing?). I think that I might continue with more of this […]

Athena Owl along the Alon Road, Occupied Territories / West Bank, Israel

Overlook—a peace poem

I recently did some poetry workshops at The Jerusalem School of Beit Hanina, in East Jerusalem. The school’s motto is “Peace begins with me,” and my workshops coincided with Peace Days at the school. For that occasion, I wrote this poem, which I’m posting now on the last […]

Herod: The Man Who Had To Be King

A Book Review Herod: The Man Who Had To Be King gives life to the complexity and drama of the Middle East—two-thousand years ago—while at the same time providing historical and cultural insights into the continuing struggles of today. Yehuda Shulewitz provides dynamic characters who feel like real […]

Whipped egg whites and egg yolks ready to be folded together for an omelet.

Two poems for April

For April, two poems published four years ago in a small anthology. Are poems like omelets? What is inspiration? A r s   p o e t i c a Water drops in hot oil disappear instantaneously like meaning in conversation between two who do not speak. Steam […]

Shoah Remembrance Day(s)

Israel’s Holocaust (Shoah) Remembrance Day My First Three Years and Now While most of the world marks Holocaust Remembrance Day on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Israel chose the anniversary (on the Hebrew Calendar) of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising to memorialize the Holocaust on the day […]

New publications

Check out Issue Seven of Decades Review, where you’ll find a poem of mine, Dirty Laundry, and two photos: Damsel Fly and Hands in Water. Please read the poems, look at the photos, like this post, share with others. Thank you. And thank you to Josh Hess, editor […]