Mike Dockins

Mike Dockins' critically-acclaimed first book of poems, Slouching in the Path of a Comet (Sage Hill Press, 2007), is anticipating a third print run after moving 850 copies. His poems have appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, Quarterly West, and in the 2007 edition of The Best American Poetry. He holds a B.S. from SUNY Brockport (1999), an MFA from UMASS Amherst (2002), and a PhD from Georgia State University (2010). He lives currently on a hill above Hammondsport, NY where a cat missing a fang likes to sleep on his neck, which is a little weird. Mike is also a singer-songwriter. He and Daniel Di Vita (co-author of "The Secretary") have comprised the acoustic band Clop since 1996. Their latest full-length album, Fame For Zoe (2005), is available on iTunes. Daniel Di Vita lives in North Carolina with his wife and two daughters, and he has fucked-up dreams sometimes, one of which inspired "The Secretary."