Michelle Naka Pierce

Naropa University Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
Boulder, CO 80302

Author's Bio

Born in Japan, Michelle Naka Pierce is the author of nine titles, including four full-length books: SHE, A BLUEPRINT (BlazeVOX, 2011), BELOVED INTEGER (Bootstrap/Pub Lush, 2007), and TRI/VIA (Erudite Fangs/ Pub Lush, 2003). Awarded the Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize, CONTINUOUS FRIEZE BORDERING RED (Fordham, 2012) documents the migratory patterns of the hybrid as she travels the floating borders in Rothko's Seagram murals. She is associate professor and director of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, CO.

Publications and Prizes

Beloved Integer
(Bootstrap Productions, 2007)
, Continuous Frieze Bordering Red
(Fordham University Press, 2012)
, She, A Blueprint
(BlazeVOX [books], 2011)
(Erudite Fangs, 2003)
For the Time Being: The Bootstrap Book of Poetic Journals
(Bootstrap Productions, 2007)
, La Puerta: A Doorway into the Academy
(Kendall Hunt Publishing, 1997)
, Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry
(Soft Skull Press, 2007)
American Letters & Commentary, Aufgabe, Blue Mesa Review, Bombay Gin, Conceptions Southwest, Fact-Simile, Foursquare, Interlope, Mandorla, Monkey Puzzle, Shiny, Sous Rature, Tarpaulin Sky, The Nieve Roja Review, Traverse Magazine, Trickhouse, Upstairs at Duroc
48 Minutes Left
(Belladonna Books, 2003)
, Symptom of Color
(Dusie Press, 2011)
Prizes Won: 
Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize; Ted Berrigan Poetry Award; Aimee Grunberger Poetry Award; American Academy of Poets; Blue Mesa Review Poetry Award

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Last updated: Jan 20, 2014