Andrew Michael Roberts
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Andrew Michael Roberts is the author of the poetry collection something has to happen next from University of Iowa Press, and two chapbooks: Dear Wild Abandon from Poetry Society of America and Give Up from Tarpaulin Sky Press. He lives with his wife Sarah in Portland, Oregon, where he spends his time as a cardiac nurse, a cyclist, a sasquatch enthusiast, a library regular, and a poet.
“Andrew Michael Roberts is a poet you want to be reading. good beast terrifies, its poems possess air-like clarity. They are vast and mostly invisible. Roberts turns away from narrative in search of the moment and the emotion, which he has the ability to view through a microscope or telescope, and then the audacity to show us a world gentle but with distance, close and intimate, and at times stuck in an emotional apogee.”
“I fell in love with the work of Andrew Michael Roberts when I first encountered it, and nothing he has written since has dimmed my enthusiasm; if anything, this new book good beast has added fuel to the fire of my admiration.”