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