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Michelle Hartman

Author's Bio

Michelle Hartman's third book of poetry, The Lost Journal of my Second Trip to Purgatory, is a change from her other work this volume contains poems calling attention to child abuse. Released Dec. 2016 by Old Seventy Creek Press, it is available on Amazon and Barnes and Nobles. Her work has also appeared overseas in Ireland, Germany, Australia, Canada and Nepal. She is also the editor of the award-winning journal, Red River Review, www.redriverreview.com. A native Texan, she holds a BS in Political Science-Pre Law from Texas Wesleyan University and a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Tarrant County College. She is member of Phi Theta Kappa, National Honor Society; Pi Gamma Mu, International Honor Society of the Social Sciences; and Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society.

Publications and Prizes

The Lost Journal of my Second Trip To Purgatory (Old Seventy Creek Press, 2016), Irony and Irreverence (Lamar University Press, 2015), Disenchanted and Disgruntled (Lamar University Press, 2013)
Bearing the Mask, Southwestern Persona Anthology (Dos Gatos Press, 2018), Great American Wiseass Anthology (Lamar University Press, 2018), Houston Nature Anthology (Mutabilis Press, 2017), Texas Weather Anthology (Lamar University Press, 2016), Pushing the Envelope, Epistolary Poems (Lamar University Press, 2015), American Society: What Poets See (FutureCycle Press, 2012), Trip of a LifeTime (Sleeping Cat Press, 2012), Above Us Only Sky (Incarnate Muse Press, 2009), Big Land Big Sky Big Hair (Dos Gatos Press, 2009), The Weight of Addition (Mutabilis Press, 2007)
Aries, Barbaric Yawp, Calyx Journal, Carve, Chaffin Journal, Concho River Review, Constellations, Crannóg, Defenestration, First Literary Review-East, Harbinger Asylum, Hawai'i Review, Illya's Honey, La Noria Literary Journal, Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas, Main Street Rag, Melusine: Woman in the 21st Century, Nerve Cowboy, Olentangy Review, Pacific Review, Penumbra, Plainsongs, Poetry Pacific, Poetry Quarterly, Red River Review, RiverLit, Riversedge, San Antonio Express-News, San Pedro River Review, Slipstream, Sojourn, Spillway, Suisun Valley Review, Texas Poetry Calendar, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, The Galway Review, The Medulla Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Verse Wisconsin, Voices de la Luna Vol. 1, No. 3 March 2009
2012 Pushcart Nominations 2009 Juried Poet Houston Poetry Festival.

Michelle Hartman Resume

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington The Avenue by R. F. Delderfield Elvis, Jesus and Coca Cola by Kinky Friedman
Favorite Authors:
Dickens, J. Evanovich, Kinky Friedman, Christopher Moore, Terry Pratchett, John Galsworthy, Tana French, Kate Morton, Larry Thomas, Tony Hoagland, Simon Green, Jim Butcher, Ian Rankin

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Listing last updated: December 23, 2016

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Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
Buddhist, Caucasian, Celtic American
Prefers to work with:
Adults, At Risk Youth, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender, Homeless people, Hospital patients, Mentally Ill, Naturalists/Environmentalists, People with Disabilities, Prisoners, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
Fluent in:
Born in:
Fort Worth , TX
Raised in:
Fort Worth , TX

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