Michelle Naka Pierce

Poet

Naropa University Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 
303-245-4808

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 & Prizes

Anthologies:
For the Time Being: The Bootstrap Book of Poetic Journals (Bootstrap Productions, 2007)
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Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry (Soft Skull Press, 2007)
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La Puerta: A Doorway into the Academy (Kendall Hunt Publishing, 1997)
Books:
Continuous Frieze Bordering Red (Fordham University Press, 2012)
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She, A Blueprint (BlazeVOX books, 2011)
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Beloved Integer (Bootstrap Productions, 2007)
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TRI/VIA (Erudite Fangs, 2003)
Chapbooks:
Symptom of Color (Dusie Press, 2011)
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48 Minutes Left (Belladonna Books, 2003)
Journals:
American Letters & Commentary
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Aufgabe
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Conceptions Southwest
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Foursquare
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Interlope
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Mandorla
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Monkey Puzzle
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Shiny
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Sous Rature
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The Nieve Roja Review
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Traverse Magazine
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Trickhouse
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Upstairs at Duroc
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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Born in: 
Tokyo
Japan
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Last update: Aug 08, 2018