Aug. 21, 2012
Michael Madsen Receiving Award at Festoria
-- Michael is a prolific and accomplished poet and has an international following. His first book Burning In Paradise won the Independent Firecracker Award in 1998 and was translated in Norwegian in 2008. He has been recognized worldwide as a poet and invited to the International Poetry Festival in Genoa, Italy to be honored for his Bukowski style poetry. He was the Guest of Honor at the 2010 Crossing Border Festival in The Netherlands. The Complete Poetic Works of Michael Madsen, Vol. I 1995-2005 (13 Hands Publications)
is the only authorized book of Madsen's poetry dating up to 2005 and Signs of Life, dedicated to Chris Penn was Michael's very first book of photography. American Badass was released in September 2009 and he dedicated this book to the memory of the late David Carradine, his friend and Kill Bill co-star. He also appeared on The Today Show and Larry King Live as a guest. He was most recently featured in a worldwide video release of Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me,” and will be guest starring this fall in the premiere episode of CBS’s Blue Bloods with Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg. His impressive career spans nearly 3 decades and over 170 films.
His latest book, Expecting Rain (ISBN: 978-0976726081, April. 23, 2013, ©13 Hands Publications)
is Michael’s 7th book of poetry and prose. Jerry Hopkins who co-authored No One Here Gets Out Alive (1980), the definitive biography of Jim Morrison of The Doors, penned the foreword. This book will once again blend poetry, prose, original photography and classic, never before seen images from Michael Madsen's films. This book will also be dedicated to the late and iconic Dennis Hopper whom Michael worked with on several films.
ABOUT JERRY HOPKINS
Jerry Hopkins is an American author and journalist. He is best known as the co-author (with Danny Sugerman) of No One Here Gets Out Alive (1980), the definitive biography of Jim Morrison of The Doors, which was a key source for Oliver Stone's film about the band. He has written nearly 30 books about music, food and travel, including three volumes on Elvis Presley. He has also written for Rolling Stone (where he was a contributing editor for 20 years), The Village Voice, GQ and numerous other publications. His most recent book as of December 2007 is an oral history of Don Ho. Since the early 1990s he has lived in Thailand.
ABOUT 13 HANDS PUBLICATIONS
Established in 2005, 13 Hands Publications is a poetry and mystery publishing house. For more information please visit: http://www.13handsonline.com
or contact: email@example.com to request an interview with Michael Madsen.