Michael Fontana

Fiction Writer

Bella Vista, AR 72715
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Author's Bio

Michael Fontana is currently at work on a novel. He has taught writing courses at Miami University and at NorthWest Arkansas Community College. His most important work has been in developing writing opportunities for homeless people and people living with mental illnesses.

Publications & Prizes

Journals:
Alabama Literary Review
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Amoskeag
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Brink Magazine
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Cezanne's Carrot
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Christopher Street
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Coal City Review
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Ghoti Magazine
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Libido
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Nebo
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Wanderings
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Prizes won: 

Individual Artist Fellowship, Ohio Arts Council, 1995; Older Writers Grant, Speculative Literature Foundation, 2015; Sally A. Williams Artist Fund Grant, Arkansas Arts Council, 2015.

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
The Cartographer's Tongue by Susan Rich, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks... by Diane Seuss, American Sonnets... by Terrance Hayes, Fall Higher by Dean Young, The Babies by Sabrina Orah Mark, It Only Looks As If It Hurts by Howard Devoto, Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Homelessness, Mental Health
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Columbus, OH
Ohio
Raised in: 
Columbus, OH
Ohio
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Last update: Jun 17, 2020