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Michelle Bitting

Author's Bio

Michelle Bitting has published in The American Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Narrative, Nimrod, diode, the Paris-American, and others. Poems have appeared on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily. Her book Good Friday Kiss won the DeNovo First Book Award. Notes to the Beloved and The Couple Who Fell to Earth from C & R Press received a starred Kirkus Review. Poems have been nominated for Pushcart and Best of the Net prizes. Michelle has taught poetry in the U.C.L.A. Extension Writer’s Program, at Twin Towers prison with a grant from Poets & Writers Magazine and is an active California Poet in the Schools. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Pacific University, Oregon and is completing a PhD in Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Visit her at: www.michellebitting.com

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Couple Who Fell To Earth (C & R Press, 2016), Notes To The Beloved (Sacramento Poetry Center Press, 2012), Good Friday Kiss (C&R Press, 2008)
Chapbooks:
Blue Laws (Finishing Line Press, 2007)
Journals:
Crab Orchard Review, Glimmer Train, Many Mountains Moving, Narrative Magazine, Nimrod, Passages North, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, The American Poetry Review
Prizes:
Beyond Baroque Poetry Award Sacramento Poetry Center Book Award DeNovo First Book Award Virginia Brendemuehl Award Glimmer Train Poetry Open

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Night Sky With Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong, Paradise Drive by Rebeca Foust, The Darkening Trapeze by Larry Levis, Slow Lightning by Eduardo C. Corral, When the Rewards Can Be So Great by editor: kwame Dawes

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Listing last updated: July 2, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Los Angeles, CA
Raised in:
Los Angeles, CA

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