Michelle Regalado Deatrick




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Recent & Upcoming Poetry Events


Poetry Reading:  May 7th, 7pm. A relaxed hour of inventive, vibrant poetry of wit, wisdom and remembrance as students from my poetry workshops read.  At Bookbound, 1729 Plymouth Rd. Ann Arbor (same complex as Wendy's & Cardamom's). Great snacks from Ayse's Turkish Cafe!


Michelle's poem, "In the Hothouse," selected for inclusion in the Outrider Press Anthology,  Mountain. Coming out Fall 2014.


Michelle's fall workshop: Information coming soon. For notification of future workshops click here: mrd@michelleregaladodeatrick.com.


"For My Daughter" featured at Fringes and Split This Rock's Poem of the Week




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




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