Millicent Borges Accardi

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet

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), the Barbara Deming Foundation (Money for Women). Residencies at Yaddo, Vermont Studio Center and Jentel.

Her poetry and non-fiction has appeared in over 50 publications including Nimrod, Tampa Review, New Letters and The Writers Chronicle.

She lives in Topanga, CA and telecommutes as a freelance technical writer. Recent 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) and Only More So (Salmon Poetry, Ireland 2016).

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 seasonal poetry series which brings a diverse array of the best contemporary poets to Topanga canyon).

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)
Even The Daybreak - 35 Years of Salmon Poetry (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2016)
Only More So (Salmon Poetry (Ireland), 2016)
Woman on a Shaky Bridge (Finishing Line Press, 2010)
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Wallace Stevens Journal
Prizes won: 

Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts for poetry, Fulbright, California Arts Council, Barbara Deming Foundation, Forby Fellowship at the Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University, CantoMundo.

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx, Portuguese American
Prefers to work with: 
Seniors, Teachers
Born in: 
Long Beach
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Last update: Aug 05, 2017