Michael Phillips

Biography

Started out as a musician, playing in punk bands in the late 70s/very early 80s, then traveling the world with the reggae band Boom Shaka. I retired from music when I was 30 years old and began writing a few years later. I am a better writer than musician, but I'm better at pretty much everything than I was at music. Writing is also much easier, considering there are no musicians involved. You really don't want to hang around that type if you don't have to.

My first collection of poetry and short stories, alternative man, was published in 1996 and it's available right here on Smashwords. Or if you're one of those ink-on-paper Luddites, on the mjpbooks.com site.

Where to find Michael Phillips online

Website: http://mjpbooks.com
Twitter: mjpinla
Facebook: Facebook profile

Where to buy in print


Books

Desert Dog Press Chapbooks
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,550. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
This is a collection of the first three chapbooks that were published under the Desert Dog Press imprint in the mid 90s.
Alternative Man
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Price: $4.47 USD. Words: 15,230. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Poems and short stories from author Michael Phillips. "Musician turned writer has a keen eye for humor, pathos, & the bizarre in these short pieces." - Bookpeople "Imaginary reality and the hard, cold merge in tales dominated by characters whirled in confusion and odd determination. An old-school punk, tempered (slightly) and swollen with skill." - First Class magazine
Riding Out the Dumb Silence
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Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 16,860. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Poems and short stories from author Michael Phillips, "Riding Out the Dumb Silence" collects work from 1996 - 2005. Odd and unpredictable, this is a collection that will have you returning to it again and again for another taste of the weird and wonderful.
I hate your blog! :)
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Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 36,130. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
Essays from author Michael Phillips intense and uncensored smog.net blog, 2003 - 2009. A throwback to an era when essayists had strong opinions and expressed them without justification or apology. If you're looking for writing with teeth, you'll love "I hate your blog! :)"

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