Come Down to Earth, Winner of the May Sarton New Hampshire Award
Lure, Winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Award
Praise for Come Down to Earth:
"Engrossing and bracing, these poems have the quest-like energy of a bildungsroman. And for all the complex movements of the book, its turns and tasks, a reader will find a core of quiet and calm, as if wheels-within-wheels were the siphon for an inmost equipose."
--Sarah Gridley, Author of Loom, Green is the Orator, and Weather Eye Open
"Nils Michals is alternately healed and wounded by the tension between the timeless machinations of humankind and the modern machinery that lifts us beyond--and plunges us back to--our all-too-human, earthly selves."
--Alice B. Fogel, New Hampshire Poet Laureate, Author of Be That Empty
Praise for Lure:
"Nils Michals extends to us a world of radiant detail--sometimes the world feels painfully beautiful--and eerie inner song. Moving between quietly charged description and sweeps of anguish and abrupt joy, Michals is always aware of how his attention treads on the landscape and people it follows."
--Joanna Klink, Author of Circadian, Raptus, and They Are Sleeping