Michelle Regalado Deatrick




Recent & Upcoming

My poem, "For My Daughter," received an Honorable Mention in New Millennium Writings' Poetry Contest. The poem will appear in Issue 38 (Spring 2015). Many thanks to the editors!

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


Possible April 2015 Workshop: "Poetry of Witness, Protest & Hope."


The ongoing January-March workshop is full, if you're interested in a tentative April workshop, please contact the Univ. of Michigan Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to be placed on the waitlist. Once I know my schedule for April, I'll finalize plans and post details here.


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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


© Michelle Regalado Deatrick 2011-2014