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Michelle Bitting

Author's Bio

Michelle Bitting has work published or forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Nimrod, Narrative, River Styx, Crab Orchard Review, Passages North, Linebreak, diode, Anti—the L.A. Weekly and others. Poems have appeared on Poetry Daily and as the Weekly Featured Poet on Verse Daily. In 2007, Thomas Lux chose her full-length manuscript, Good Friday Kiss, as the winner of the DeNovo First Book Award and C & R Press published it in 2008. Her book Notes to the Beloved, won the 2011 Sacramento Poetry Center Award and will be published in 2012. Recently, Michelle won the Beyond Baroque Foundation Award. She has also been a finalist for the Poets & Writers California Exchange contest and Rona Jaffe Foundation Awards. 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 proud to be an active California Poet in the Schools. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Pacific University, Oregon. Visit her at: www.michellebitting.com

Publications and Prizes

Books:
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:
Stealing History by Gerald Stern, Luck Is Luck by Lucia Perillo, Sky Burial by Dana Levin, The Poetics of American Song Lyrics by edited by Charlotte Pence

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Listing last updated: April 10, 2012

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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