Michelle Regalado Deatrick




Recent & Upcoming

Glad to share the good news that "The Light-Lust of Trees" received Third Place in the Women's National Book Association Poetry Competition, judged by Ellen Bass, and will be appearing in the WNBA magazine, Bookwoman, in 2015.

Mid-American Review has accepted my long poem, "Triptych: About Suffering" for their Spring 2015 issue. This poem is the first I've written touching on my brother's deployment to Iraq, where he was wounded. I'm very grateful to the editors.

"For My Daughter," received an Honorable Mention in New Millennium Writings' Poetry Contest. The poem will appear in Issue 38 (2015). So glad to see this poem in such a good home.

I'm honored that my poem "Trespass" is forthcoming in Summer 2015 from the wonderful Autumn House Press' Coal Hill Review magazine.


Michelle's Spring 2015 Workshops are FULL.

Upcoming Workshop in Fall, 2015: Poetry of Food (and Forage): From Farm to Plate.


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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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