Michael Dickel

Poet, Fiction Writer

9 Shalom Yehuda Apt. 7
Jerusalem 9339511
IL +972 052-590-9780 / US 612 605 4514

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. Nothing Remembers, his most recent poetry collection, came out in 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


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


Nothing Remembers (Finishing Line Press, 2019)
Breakfast at the End of Capitalism (Locofo Chaps, 2017)
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Poetry Midwest
Voices Israel
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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: 
Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Rober MacFarlane, Pandemic: COVID-19 Shakes the World by Slavoj Žižak, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz & Other Poems by Pablo Picasso

More Information

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Identifies as: 
American, Israeli, Jewish
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Any, Schools, Teachers
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Born in: 
Elmhurst, IL
Raised in: 
Glen Ellyn, IL
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Last update: Jul 17, 2020