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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michael Kadela  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1971 in Joliet, Illinois

-- Michael Kadela on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Michael graduated from DePaul University in 2009 with a Master's Degree in English. He currently lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Michael has led a very colorful life. After successfully leaving DePaul University prior to graduation in 1991, he held a series of terribly odd jobs ranging from the cleaning of dead chickens to the scouting of movie locations for the feature film industry. In 2000, he represented The Green Mill Cocktail Lounge at The National Poetry Slam in Providence, Rhode Island. This is his first book. He returned to DePaul and graduated in 2009.

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Titles At Your Library

1 hundred hiccups
ISBN: 097080122X

Em Pr. 2002

"Each poem within is a spectacular silhouette of romance. Or better--these poems are like cubist paintings: The jagged juxtaposition of symbols, meticulously brushed meter, and tough texture of language blur conventional meaning as they sharpen our focus on the beautiful and the sublime. When I read your poetry, I feel happily marooned on a distant planet in a distant galaxy. There are two suns in a sky that isn't blue, but red there is rain in the winter and snow in the summer there is gravity but things fall upward. These poems turn me on my head, and as the blood rushes to my brain, truth rushes to my heart. From poet to poet--I hope Cummings and John Berryman like company."---George David Miller, author of Children of Kosen-Rufu

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