MICHELE BATTISTE's first full-length collection of poems, Ink for an Odd Cartography, was selected as a finalist of the St. Lawrence Book Award, and is available from Black Lawrence Press. She is also the author of four chapbooks: Slow the Appetite Down (Spire Press), Raising Petra (Pudding House), Mapping the Spaces Between (Snark Publishing) and Lineage, forthcoming from Binge Press. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in several journals, including American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry International, The Laurel Review, Verse Daily, and Woman's Studies Quarterly. She is the recipient of a Blue Mountain Center Residency, a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, a AWP Intros Award, the 2004 Poetry Fellowship at Wichita State University, and poetry awards from the Center for the American West and the Poetry Society of Virginia. Currently, she lives in Boulder where she is teaching literature and pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Colorado. Her second poetry collection, Uprising, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press.
Contemporary Literature & Non-Fiction
“These poems are driven by some super high-octane duende...in tune with the mad universe.” — Jim Daniels
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