Michelle Regalado Deatrick

 

 

 

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

from the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

 

Currently, she teaches for the University of Michigan's Lifelong Learning Institute

and cares for her family's farm and native prairie.

 

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 2011-2015