About

Michael Joseph Arcangelini

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Born November 8, 1952 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania.
Raised in South-Western Pennsylvania and Cleveland, Ohio.
Has resided in various locations in Northern California since 1979.

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Began writing poetry at age 11, stories in my teens and memoirs in my late 40’s. Also paint, draw, collage & photograph. Over the years I have paid the rent by working in factories, banks, too many restaurants (from cleaning the toilets to management), a hardware store, a lily bulb farm and a photo studio. I have been a wedding photographer, a pornographer, a fern picker, an advertising distributor, a journalist, a landscape gardener, a commercial fisherman (sort of) and an outlaw farmer. Since 1990 I have been working in law offices, which I continue to find disconcerting.

PUBLICATIONS

Books:
WITH FINGERS AT THE TIPS OF MY WORDS (2002), poems Beautiful Dreamer Press

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ROOM ENOUGH (2016), poems NightBallet Pressroom-enough

WAITING FOR THE WIND TO RISE (2018),  poems NightBallet Press

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WHAT THE NIGHT KEEPS (2019), poems  Stubborn Mule Press

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A QUIET GHOST (2020) Luchador Press

To purchase books:  mjarcangelini.bandcamp.com/follow_me

Anthologies:
LOST COAST: POEMS AND STORIES FROM HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA (1984)
BETWEEN THE CRACKS: THE DAEDALUS ANTHOLOGY OF KINKY VERSE (1996)
I DO, I DON’T: QUEERS ON MARRIAGE (2004)

THE SQUIRE: 1,000 PAPER CRANES (2015)

Magazine & Newspaper publication includes:
3×5, The Arcata Eye, ArtCrimes, Bear Magazine, Billy News/Journal, Burnt River Primer, Ev’ryman, The Gasconade Review, the Green Door, James White Review, the News, Northcoast View, RFD, Splitcity, SplitCrimes, SplitWhisky, Steelhead Special, Taproot, the Cleveland Review, We the People, Winedrunk Sidewalk, Whisky Island, White Crane Journal.

Contact information:
132 Coronado Circle
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
(707) 291-7337

joearky@sonic.net / poetbear@sonic.net

Responses

  1. Read your post on Roland Kirk at the East Town Motel. I was there, saw many great jazz artists there!

    • Kirk was the only show i ever saw there, but boy was he good!

      • One of my memorable ones was Kenny Burrell. There was also another club called called Sirrah which if I remember correctly was in or near Shaker Heights

      • Don’t know the Sirrah, but saw a lot of great jazz shows at The Smiling Dog on W.25th. Only problem there was that the audience was often noisy, loud, disrespectful. After politely asking them to quiet down twice, Keith Jarrett got pissed off and walked off stage in the middle of a piece. I’m working on a short memoir about the Dog and all the shows I saw there.


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