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 am retired from 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).
Last night, we lit the Channukiah (Menorah) for the third night of Channukah. In about ten days, the Winter Solstice will slip by. Shortly after that, Christmas comes. However, heavy snow and cold weather arrived in my former home of Minnesota, and rain and relatively cold weather settled […]
An Australian online radio station Phoenix FM DJ, James WF Roberts, read four of my poems 16 November 2012 (around 9:15 am Eastern US Time): Dissonance, Salvation, Peace requires…, and In Jerusalem. Interesting, emotional, Australian-accented reading that gives the poems a power I didn’t previously know they had. Listen […]
Artwork and poems online at Synchronized Chaos. I’m pleased to announce that Synchronized Chaos has published 3 art works and 4 poems of mine this month. These are their kind words about my work: Another source of visual fascination is the work of artist Michael Dickel, whose bright […]
Dear Mr. McTernan: Unfortunately, your comments in your recent blog post show more hatred and less love than I understand is appropriate to Christian beliefs. This is not a time to sow dissent and the seeds of hatred. This is a time to pull together with all of […]
Hebrew Lessons —Michael Dickel מיכאל דקל Learning Hebrew in Ulpan The histories we tell now won’t change the orbit of the earth; stories create worlds as words spin out of control. Each language separates one planet from another. I have become a knee אני. How, an ache איך. […]