Michelle Regalado Deatrick




Fall Poetry Workshop begins 9/30/14

Poetry of Place from Blake to Berry: A Poetry Workshop. Ann Arbor

Univ. of Michigan, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Explore the rich role of place - from city to sea, garden to wilderness - in the poetry of William Blake, Amy Lowell, Wendell Berry and more, then write your own place-inspired poetry. Lively discussions, in-class and take-home writing exercises and optional, supportive in-class critiques of your poems. Tues. 9/30/14 -11/18/14. 2:30-5:00. (No class during one week TBD).

Registration begins 8/20/14, 9:30am. Workshops fill quickly.

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Recent & Upcoming

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

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


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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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