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VQR Award for best poems of 2021

June 15, 2022

AMP has been awarded the Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry, for six poems published in VQR in an annual year (2021). The award, selected by the staff of the journal, comes with a $1000 award. The poems published are …

New flash by AMP

December 9, 2021

“How Phil Imagines the Afterlife” is a flash published by The Lincoln Review (Lincoln, UK). Maybe you’ll like it. (Sure you will.)

BINGO!

December 9, 2021

They’re poems, they’re Bingo cards, they’re wild, you’ll like them. Try thishttps://www.vqronline.org/people/alan-michael-parker: six of AMP’s poems in Virginia Quarterly Review. 

It’s story time

December 1, 2021

Here’s a new flash — news flash! — a story by Alan Michael Parker in Fiction Kitchen Berlin, “Meeting Someone Once for Five Seconds.”

Interlocutor asks the questions

March 24, 2021

Here’s an interview with Interlocutor, and the brainy brain Isabelle Sakelaris, on The Age of Discovery, the evils of ekphrasis, rowing, novel-brain, and the delusions of the patriarchy. Oh, and poems.

2021 National Book Award – AMP’s a judge

March 17, 2021

Sponsored by the National Book Foundation, the National Book Award is one of the two most prestigious annual awards for a book by an American writer. Alan Michael Parker will participate as a judge for fiction in the 2021 award …

AMP reading at KGB

February 12, 2021

Here’s a reading AMP did with the fab poet Laura Cronk in the KGB Monday Night Poetry Series, on January 25, 2021. Such a collection of poets and readers and brains–check it out.

Zounds, what a review!

February 12, 2021

Here’s David Epstein writing in Heavy Feather Review on AMP’s new book of poems, The Age of Discovery. May all of the poets be so carefully and thoughtfully reviewed.

A rave for The Age of Discovery

January 31, 2021

Here’s Jamie O’Halloran writing on The Age of Discovery: “The deeper I read this collection, the deeper I wanted to go.” Read the full review on Lit Pub.

The story’s title is =

August 16, 2020

Here’s a new story by Alan Michael Parker, entitled =, courtesy of LITRO’s “Friday Flash” series. With thanks to the kindness of editors who care, and the work being done by art-brains in this time of horror and hope.

It’s a winner!

July 25, 2020

Alan Michael Parker’s flash fiction, “Unemployment Benefits,” has won the Lunate 500 contest. A new literary journal based in the UK, Lunate publishes terrific writing by a broad selection of international authors. The award comes with a cash prize, and AMP will …

Flash, flash —

June 23, 2020

Here are two new flash fictions by AMP, in the New Flash Fiction Review, from their themed issue, “Disneyland is Closed.” Both stories are from the super-duper secret project he’s writing, i = i – 1. Shhhh….

How We Spend Our Days

March 1, 2020

With thanks to Cynthia Newberry Martin for the invitation and the smart edits, here’s a little essay by Alan Michael Parker on the writing process in the “How We Spend Our Day “series. With pictures! Words and pictures!

A flash prize! Flash!

February 26, 2020

Alan Michael Parker’s flash fiction, “Independent Survey,” took Third Place in Lunate magazine’s Lunate 500 competition. Here’s the story, and the remarks of the judge, Helen McClory. (Congratulations to the First and Second Place winners, Rosie Garland and Lance Mason.)

“Psalm” drops

November 11, 2019

Here’s “Psalm,” AMP’s poem that won the 2019 Randall Jarrell Poetry Prize from the North Carolina Writers Network. With thanks to storySouth and with gratitude to the late, great poet Yehuda Amichai, who’s quoted in this poem and whose presence …

Poem-a-Day

March 22, 2019

Here’s a new poem by Alan Michael Parker, “When I Am a Hummingbird,” courtesy of the Academy of American Poets’ “Poem-a-Day” program, and editor for February Clint Smith.

DAYS LIKE PROSE is back

March 17, 2019

Alan Michael Parker’s first collection of poems, Days Like Prose, has been reissued by WordFarm Press. First published in 1997, the new edition includes an introduction by the poet.

“Virtual Villanelle” wins

March 8, 2019

AMP’s poem, “Virtual Villanelle,” won the Joanna Catherine Scott Award, a contest judged by Marjory Wentworth, Poet Laureate of South Carolina. The competition is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, and the award includes publication in their journal as …

“Ornithology” flies…

March 5, 2019

Here’s a new Alan Michael Parker poem, “Ornithology,” in the Michigan Quarterly Review. With thanks to Khaled Mattawa for publishing the work.

New AMP poems

November 4, 2018

Look for new poems by Alan Michael Parker in forthcoming issues of American Poetry Review, The James Dickey Review, Manoa, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review. Most if not all of these works will be included in The Age of Discovery, AMP’s ninth collection of …