Michelle Bitting


820 Bienveneda Ave.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Author's Bio

Michelle Bitting won the 2018 Fischer Poetry Prize, Quarter After Eight’s 2018 Robert J. DeMott Short Prose Contest, and a fourth collection of poetry, Broken Kingdom won the 2018 Catamaran Prize and was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of 2018. Her third collection is The Couple Who Fell to Earth (C & R Press), named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2016. She has poems published in The American Poetry Review, Narrative, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Review, Vinyl Poetry, Plume, Love’s Executive Order, Nimrod, Thrush, Raleigh Review, the Paris-American, AJP, Green Mountains Review, and others. Poems have appeared on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily, have been nominated for Pushcart and Best of the Net prizes, (including Pushcart 2018 and Best of the Net 2018) and recently, The Pablo Neruda, American Literary Review and Tupelo Quarterly poetry contests. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Pacific University, Oregon, and an MA and PhD in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Michelle is a Lecturer in Poetry and Creative Writing Studies at Loyola Marymount University www.michellebitting.com

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The Couple Who Fell To Earth (C & R Press, 2016)
Notes To The Beloved (Sacramento Poetry Center Press, 2012)
Good Friday Kiss (C&R Press, 2008)
Blue Laws (Finishing Line Press, 2007)
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Crab Orchard Review
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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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Last update: May 22, 2019