Millicent Borges Accardi

Poet, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Topanga, CA 90290

Author's Bio

Millicent Borges Accardi, a Portuguese-American writer has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, CantoMundo, California Arts Council, Fulbright Foundation, Fundação Luso-Americana (FLAD), Foundation of Comtemporary Ats (Covid emergency grant), the Barbara Deming Foundation (Money for Women). 

Her poetry and non-fiction has appeared widely including New American Writing, Nimrod, Tampa Review, Laurel Review, TAB, New Letters and the AWP Writers Chronicle. She lives in Topanga, CA and telecommutes as a freelance writer.  International residencies include Fundación Valparaíso (Mojacar, Spain), Disquiet in Lisbon, Portugal and Milkwood in Cesky Krumlov, CZ.

She is the author of three books: Woman on a Shaky Bridge (chapbook), Injuring Eternity (Mischievous Muse 2010), Only More So (Salmon Poetry, Ireland 2016) and the forthcoming Through a Grainy Landscape (New Meridian Arts, 2021). She organizes the popular Kale Soup for the Soul literary reading series (Portuguese-American writers reading work about family, food and culture); and Loose Lips (a quarterly reading series sponsoref by Poets & Writers, which brings a diverse array of the best contemporary poets to Los Angeles County library in Topanga).

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

AWP Chronicle


Double Kiss: Contemporary Writers on the Art of Billiards (Mammoth Books, 2017)
Even The Daybreak - 35 Years of Salmon Poetry (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2016)
Boomer Girls (University of Iowa Press, 1999)
Only More So (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2016)
Woman on a Shaky Bridge (Finishing Line Press, 2010)
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Mantis: A Journal of Poetry, Criticism & Translation
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Pilgrimage Magazine
Poetry Salzburg Review
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Salt River Review
Santa Barbara Review
Seattle Review
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TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics
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The Wallace Stevens Journal
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Xavier Review
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Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for poetry, CantoMundo, Fulbright, California Arts Council, Barbara Deming Foundation "Money for Women,"  Fundação Luso-Americana, and Forby Fellowship at the Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University.

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx, Portuguese American
Prefers to work with: 
Seniors, Teachers
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Last update: Jul 22, 2021