Michelle Regalado Deatrick




Winter 2015 Poetry Workshop begins 01/27/15

Poetry of Witness, Protest & Hope:  A Poetry Workshop.


Univ. of Michigan, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Ann Arbor.

Falling towers, war, rising seas: Can poetry make a difference? Should it try? We'll read contemporary (and a few historical) poems that witness politico-economic, social, and ecological realities; poems that resist those realities; and poems that offer hope--and then write our own poems of witness and hope. Lively discussions, in-class and take-home writing exercises and optional, supportive in-class critiques of your poems. Tues. 1/27/15 - 3/10/15. 2:30-5:00. No class during one week TBD.


REGISTRATION: Lottery registration deadline is THURSDAY, Jan. 15th at noon. Submit your paper registration form and separate check for $35 by Thursday, January 15th at noon to: OLLI at the University of Michigan, 2401 Plymouth Rd., Suite C, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. The lottery will be held that afternoon; you will hear shortly afterward whether you have been accepted.

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Recent & Upcoming

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


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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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