Michelle Bitting

Bitting, Michelle

Michelle Bitting (’05):

Michelle Bitting won the 2018 Mark Fischer Poetry Prize, and a fourth collection, Broken Kingdom won the 2018 Catamaran Prize. Her third collection is The Couple Who Fell to Earth (C & R Press), named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016. Her book Good Friday Kiss won the DeNovo First Book Award and Notes to the Beloved received a starred Kirkus Review.She has poems published in The American Poetry Review, Narrative, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Review, and others. Poems have appeared on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily, have been nominated for Pushcart and Best of the Net Prizes, and recently, The Pablo Neruda, American Literary Review and Tupelo Quarterly poetry contests. Michelle holds an MFA, MA, and PhD and joined the faculty at Loyola Marymount University this fall as a Lecturer in Poetry. She attended the Community of Writers in 2005. www.michellebitting.com