Michael Schmeltzer

Author's Bio

Michael Schmeltzer is the author of "Elegy/Elk River" (Floating Bridge Press.) He earned an MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop. He has been a finalist for the Four Way Books Intro and Levis Prizes, Zone 3 Press First Book Prize, and the OSU Press/The Journal Award in Poetry. He helps edit A River & Sound Review and has been published in numerous journals.

Publications and Prizes

A Single Throat Opens
(Black Lawrence Press, 2017)
, Blood Song
(Two Sylvias Press, 2016)
, Elegy/Elk River
(Floating Bridge Press, 2015)
Bellingham Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, Briar Cliff Review, Crab Creek Review, Hawai'i Pacific Review, Los Angeles Review, Main Street Rag, Mid-American Review, Natural Bridge, The New York Quarterly, Pacific Review, Pearl Magazine, Poetry Midwest, Relief: A Quarterly Christian Expression, Superstition Review, Vinyl Poetry, Water~Stone Review
Prizes Won: 
Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Competition, Artsmith Literary Award, the Gulf Stream Poetry Award, Blue Earth Review's Flash Fiction Prize

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Asian American, Caucasian
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Yokosuka, Japan
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Yokosuka , Japan
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Last updated: Mar 08, 2018