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Michelle Mitchell-Foust

Author's Bio

Michelle Mitchell-Foust received her Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and she is the author of two poetry books, Circassian Girl (Elixir Press) and Imago Mundi (Elixir Press) and two chapbooks, Poets at Seven (Sutton Hoo Press) and Exile (Sangha Press). Her anthology, Poems Dead and Undead, that she co-edited with Tony Barnstone, was published by Everyman Press/Random House in 2014. Poems Human and Inhuman is forthcoming from Random House/Everyman Press in 2015. Her work has been anthologized in Wild Flowers Every Year (James Publishing), Chapter and Verse (Horror Writers Association), New Voices: University and College Poetry Prizes (The Academy of American Poets), The Best of Writers at Work Anthology (Pecan Grove Press), and The Missouri Arts Council Biennial Anthology (The Missouri Review), She has edited several literary and scholarly journals, including The Missouri Review and Oral Tradition. She was an American Poet in Residence at the Poets’ House in Donegal, Ireland for ten years as well as being a founder/coordinator of the Casa Romantica Reading Series, which received a National Endowment for the Arts grant in its sixth year.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
POEMS DEAD AND UNDEAD (Random House, 2016), POEMS HUMAN AND INHUMAN (Random House, 2015), Imago Mundi (Elixir Press, 2005), Circassian Girl (Elixir Press, 2001), Exile (Sangha Press, 2000), Poets at Seven (Sutton Hoo Press, 1995)
Anthologies:
POEMS HUMAN AND INHUMAN (Random House, 2015), POEMS DEAD AND UNDEAD (Random House, 2014), Chapter and Verse (Horror Writers Association, 2002), New Voices Anthology (Academy of American Poets, 2000), The Best of Writers at Work Anthology (Pecan Grove Press, 1995), The Missouri Arts Council Biennial Award Anthology (The Missouri Review, 1994)
Journals:
Antioch Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Hayden's Ferry Review, Interim, Quarterly West, The Journal, The Nation, Washington Post
Prizes:
She was the winner of the Elixir Press Poetry Prize, the Nation/”Discovery” Award, the Columbia University Poetry Prize, a Writers At Work Fellowship, the Missouri Arts Council Biennial Award, two University of Missouri-Columbia Creative Writing Fellowships, and an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her first book, Circassian Girl, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
red doc by Anne Carson, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, Green Eyes by Marguerite Duras, Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood
Favorite Books:
Footprints by Helene Cixous Yann Andrea Steiner by Marguerite Duras The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Favorite Authors:
John Keats Franz Kafka Marguerite Duras

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Listing last updated: November 29, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Monticello, IL
Raised in:
White Heath, IL

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