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Poet, prose poet, playwright, and micro fiction author PAUL DICKEY holds a Master of Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, in the History and Philosophy of Science and a BA from Wichita State University. In the 1970s, he studied in the Creative Writing program at Wichita State. During that time, his poetry appeared in Nimrod (University of Tulsa), Karamu (Eastern Illinois University), Quartet (Texas A&M University), and Kansas Quarterly (Kansas State University). He re-located from Wichita, KS to Omaha in 1986. In Omaha, he has been employed by Mutual of Omaha and Ameritrade Holding, Inc. and is now retired from his career in data processing and management. These days besides writing, Dickey teaches philosophy at Metropolitan Community College and is a co-editor of MCC’s student literary magazine. After taking a long hiatus from publishing his work, Dickey started to do so again in 2003. His poetry and fiction has now appeared in journals such as Rattle, Mid-American Review, Our Stories, Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics, Southern Poetry Review, Cider Press Review, Free Lunch and Crab Orchard Review. Additional work is online. In all, Dickey has published in nearly 100 literary journals. A chapbook What Wisconsin Took was published in 2006.  His first full-length book of poetry, They Say This Is How Death Came Into the World, is being published by Mayapple Press in January, 2011. In the last few years, Dickey has developed an interest in theatre and has written several one-act plays and one full-length, The Good News According to St. Dude. He is married and has three adult children. Dickey’s one grandson and one granddaughter are living the free and easy life in Racine, Wisconsin.

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