Michelle Regalado Deatrick
RECENT & UPCOMING NEWS
Michelle plans to teach private workshops in Winter, 2018. Check back for details.
The Women's National Book Association has selected Michelle's poem "The Light-Lust of Trees" for inclusion in their Centennial Anthology (expected publication date spring 2019).
MICHELLE'S POETRY AND FICTION HAVE APPEARED OR ARE FORTHCOMING
In Southern Poetry Review, American Literary Review, Copper Nickel, Mid-American Review,
Best New American Voices, Split This Rock Poem of the Week, and elsewhere. She has won the Chautauqua Poetry Contest, and received fellowships or residencies from the MacDowell Colony, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
A former Peace Corps Volunteer, education policy analyst, and Special Projects Director-Michigan for the Bernie Sanders campaign, Michelle currently serves as Vice Chair of the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners and as an elected member of the Democratic National Committee. She also teaches poetry and cares for her family's farm and native prairie. She is an activist and organizer for the environment and social justice. In 2017 and 2018, she co-organized the Women's Marches in Ann Arbor.
PRAISE FOR MICHELLE'S WRITING
...beautifully paced revelation of a lonely boy's guilt over the accident that destroyed his family and shaped his later life... This little masterpiece stands out...
-- Kirkus Reviews
A carefully plotted story...Told in a restrained, thoughtful voice, "Backfire" is sad
and shocking and inevitable--scary, indeed."
-- Jane Smiley, author of Good Faith
Most admirable is the lyrical sweep, the way in which the language sings
its sensuous, cinematic details...the Whitmanesque accretion of minutely observed
images, the interweaving of short and long lines, and the abundant musicality...
-- Philip Terman, author of The Torah Garden
Michelle Regalado Deatrick evokes compassion, laughter and horror as she leads
her readers down paths of memory toward the story's heart-wrenching denouement.
-- The Fort Scott Herald-Tribune
© Michelle Regalado Deatrick 2011-2018