Director Michelle Naka Pierce

Colorado, United States

Member Since: 09/02/2008


Michelle Naka Pierce is the author of Continuous Frieze Bordering Red (2012), awarded Fordham University's Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize; She, A Blueprint (2011) with art by Sue Hammond West; Beloved Integer (2007); TRI/VIA (2003), co-authored with Veronica Corpuz; and several chapbooks. Pierce has collaborated with artists, dancers, and filmmakers and performed internationally, most recently in France. Her work has been translated into French, Spanish, Japanese, and Hebrew. Born in Japan, Pierce currently teaches in and directs the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, CO.

Website: http://michellenakapierce.blogspot.com

Twitter Username: @michellenakap


Publications

  • Continuous Frieze Bordering Red , Fordham University (2012)
  • She, A Blueprint , BlazeVOX (2011)
  • Beloved Integer , Bootstrap/PUB LUSH (2007)
  • TRI/VIA , Erudite Fangs/PUB LUSH (2003)

Awards

  • Fordham University's Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize
  • Ted Berrigan Award
  • Aimee Grunberger Poetry Award
  • American Academy of Poets
  • Blue Mesa Review Poetry Award

Employment

  • Director at Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University
  • Associate Professor at Naropa University

Degrees

  • Master of Fine Arts in Writing & Poetics from Naropa Univeristy (2001)
  • Master of Arts in English from University of New Mexico (1999)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English from University of New Mexico (1994)

Genres of Interest

Poetry