Michelle Messina Reale

Poet

Ambler, PA 19002

Author's Bio

Michelle Messina Reale is an Italian-American Poet and a Professor at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania.  Her creative work uses narrative inheritance to explicate the Italian-American experience and to better understand her family of origin.  She writes across genres, but is dedicated to poetry, specifically the prose poem , a style which allows her to create worlds both miniature and intimate.   She is the Founding and Managing Editor of the online journal,  Ovunque Siamo: New Italian American Writing.  

Publications & Prizes

Books:
Season of Subtraction (Bordighera Press, 2019)
,
Birds of Sicily (Kelsay Books, 2018)
,
The Marie Curie Sequence (Dancing Girl Press, 2017)
,
Kestrel (Dancing Girl Press, 2015)
,
The Legacy of the Sidelong Glance: Elegies (Kelsay Books, 2015)
,
This is Not a Situation in Which You Should Remain Calm (Cervena Barva Press, 2014)
Prizes won: 

2013 Twin Antlers Prize Poetry 

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Wislawa Szymborska, Patrizia Cavalli, Adam Zagajewski,Tomas Tranströmer, and many, many others.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Italian American
Prefers to work with: 
Immigration, Incarcerated individuals
Born in: 
Ambler, PA
Pennsylvania
Raised in: 
Ambler, PA
Pennsylvania
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Last update: Feb 22, 2020