Michelle Bitting

820 Bienveneda Ave.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

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

Good Friday Kiss
(C&R Press, 2008)
, Notes To The Beloved
(Sacramento Poetry Center Press, 2012)
, The Couple Who Fell To Earth
(C & R Press, 2016)
Crab Orchard Review, Glimmer Train, Many Mountains Moving, Narrative Magazine, Nimrod, Passages North, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, American Poetry Review
Blue Laws
(Finishing Line Press, 2007)
Prizes Won: 
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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Los Angeles, CA
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Last updated: Nov 03, 2018