Mike Dockins was born in 1972 and grew up in Yonkers NY. He holds a B.S. from SUNY Brockport (1999), an MFA from UMASS Amherst (2002), and a PhD from Georgia State University (2010). His poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, The Gettysburg Review, Third Coast, Quarterly West, Indiana Review, Gulf Coast, PANK, and in the 2007 edition of The Best American Poetry. His critically-acclaimed first book of poems, Slouching in the Path of a Comet (Sage Hill Press, 2007), moved 850 copies before going out of print, but will be re-issued by C&R Press in the spring of 2016. His second collection, Letter to So-and-So from Wherever, won the Maxine Kumin Award in Poetry, and was published by C&R Press in November 2014. For the last 15 years he has taught creative writing with John Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth (CTY) summer program. Mike moonlights as a singer-songwriter. Fame For Zoe, a full-length album (2005) from his acoustic-pop duo Clop, is available on iTunes. He lives currently in Brockport NY, where he uses his numerous academic credentials and experience to not waste time trying to find an academic job.
The Gettysburg Review: “American Love Story”
The Offending Adam: “Texas: A Screenplay” & “Miranda” & “The Secretary”
PANK: “Letter to Iredell from the Yucatan”
Passages North: “Splitting the Atom for Dummies”
West Branch: “Circling”