Michele Battiste

Colorado, United States

Member Since: 03/06/2013

Michele Battiste is the author of two poetry collections: Ink for an Odd Cartography (2009) and Uprising (2013), both from Black Lawrence Press. She is also the author of four chapbooks, the most recent of which is Lineage (Binge Press, 2012).  Her poems have appeared in journals and magazines such as American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry ReviewAnti-, The Awl, and Verse Daily, and her reviews have appeared in Rain Taxi, Open Letters Monthly, and Rattle. She has received grants, awards, and residencies from The Center for the American West, AWP, the Jerome Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Poetry Society of Virginia, and the Blue Mountain Center. Michele has taught creative writing and literature at Wichita State University, the University of Colorado, and Gotham Writers Workshop in New York City. She currently raises funds for nonprofits undoing corporate evil.

Website: http://www.michelebattiste.com

Twitter Username: @michelebattiste


  • Master of Arts in English from State University of New York at Albany (December 1995)
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Wichita State University (December 2004)

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