Introducing Letters from Spickert Knob

A Poetry Chapbook by Michael Jackman

“These gentle “letters” ring true; they are tender and personal without sentimentality. A sense of place pervades these honest, understated poems. Michael Jackman succeeds at an interesting task. Michael Jackman successfully describes two parallel kinds of work: joining the human world with the natural world, and maintaining love in the face of ambivalence and mutability.” -Kristin Zimet, author of Take in My Arms the Dark

“In these intimate and reflective poems, we encounter a homesteader who finds beauty and something of the sacred in the daily rhythms of his life….” -Nancy Chen Long, author of Wider than the Sky

Michael Jackman, a writer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, has published poetry, fiction, nonfiction, feature journalism, and scholarship. For 17 years before his retirement, he taught on the writing faculty at Indiana University Southeast. Jackman earned an MFA in poetry from Spalding University’s Low-Residency Program and an MA in fiction and literature from the University of Louisville.

Previous publications include Carbon Culture Review, Gyroscope Literary Review, Hospital DriveLouisville ReviewNeboNew Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative WritingThe North Meridian ReviewOrange Blossom ReviewPostcard Poems and ProsePanoplySpank the Carp and others. This is his first published poetry book.

Format: Print book, 32 pages, 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″
ISBN: 978-1-7349589-5-9
Published by Marion University Dept. of Media, Communication and Design

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