Michael Dickel

Poet, Fiction Writer

9 Shalom Yehuda Apt. 7
Jerusalem 9339511
Phone: 
IL 052-590-9780 / US 612 605 4514
Twitter: 

Author's Bio

Michael (Dickel) Dekel has authored six published books and chapbooks (pamphlets) of poetry and short fiction, and published over 200 individually published poems, short stories, and non-fiction pieces, in addition to book-reviews and academic articles—under his birth name, Michael Dickel. His next book will come out summer 2019 from Finishing Line Press (https://tinyurl.com/y3684acu). For Fisher Features, Ltd, he wrote a successful NEH film-development grant and the script for a documentary film on Yiddish theatre. He works as a freelance editor for publishers and individual authors, co-edited Voices Israel Vol. 36 (2010), and served or continues to serve as an editor of one sort or another for several print and online literary periodicals. He has taught writing, literature, and English language in higher education in both the U.S. and Israel. Michael publishes an online blog-Zine (https://MichaelDickel.info/). He is the past chair of the Israel Association of Writers in English. He holds a Bachelor's in psychology, a Master's Degree in Creative Writing (Fiction and Poetry concentrations), and a Doctorate in English.

Publications & Prizes

Fiction

Anthology:
O. Henry Festival Stories, 1987 (Trans-Verse Press, 1987)
Journals:
KFAI Radio - Minneapolis / St. Paul
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Neonbeam
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The Minnesota Daily

Poetry

Journals: ,
Aileron
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Colere
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Poetry Midwest
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Voices Israel
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why vandalism?
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Zone
Prizes won: 

First and Second Place, the International Reuben Rose Poetry Competition, 2009

Third Place and Highly Commended, the International Reuben Rose Poetry Competition, 2008

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Immigrant, Montana by Amitava Kumar, Camera by Maxine Chernoff, Ulysses by James Joyce, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter about People Who Think Differently by Steve Silberman

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
American, Israeli, Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Elmhurst, IL
Illinois
Raised in: 
Glen Ellyn, IL
Illinois
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Last update: Jun 11, 2019