Today on The Daily Michigan we’re giving away two books from Michigan author Michael Delp. Michael is a writer of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction whose works have appeared in numerous national publications. He also teaches creative writing at the Interlochen Arts Academy.
As If We Were Prey is a series of short stories set mostly in small-town northern Michigan. Delp follows boys and full-grown men who know how to fight, fish, and hunt, but struggle to use those skills to overcome the emptiness and dysfunction of their day-to-day lives. The book is one of Wayne State University’s Made in Michigan Writers Series and was a 2010 ForeWord Book of the Year Award medal-winner in the category of Fiction-Short Stories.
Michael is also including his book The Coast of Nowhere: Meditations on Rivers, Lakes, and Streams. It’s a collection of short prose meditations and poetry that embrace the motion and rhythm of moving water.