Meet & Greet (FOOD provided!!)
Dr. Michelle Mitchell-Foust lives in Dana Point, California, where she is an instructor at Irvine Valley College. Graduating from Eastern with a BA from Eastern Illinois University and a doctorate in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her work has appeared in The Nation, Antioch Review, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Interim, Black Warrior Review, American Literary Review, Columbia, Southern Poetry Review, The Academy of American Poets New Voices Anthology, Elixir, Equinox, Fabric, The Honest Ulsterman, and Quarterly West. She has been an American Poet in Residence in Donegal, Ireland since 1996. Her poetry manuscript entitled The Five Dreams of the Body was published in Chinese in 1999 by T & K Publishing, and her book Circassian Girl received the Elixir Press Poetry Prize and was released in the Fall, 2001.
Michelle is a winner of the Missouri Arts Council Writers' Biennial Award, a Writers At Work Fellowship, Columbia University's poetry competition, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and the 1996 "Discovery" / The Nation award. A limited edition chapbook version of her poem Poets at Seven was published by Sutton Hoo Press in 1995. A second chapbook, Exile, was published by Sangha Press in 2000. Her chapbook The Marriage Bed of Chang and Eng is forthcoming from Sangha Press. She has written her first novel, Wet Collection, and she is nearing completion of a new poetry collection entitled Imago Mundi.
Poetry Workshop lead by Paul Kareem Tayyar
CSULB's University Student Union - exact location TBA
Bring a poem and a dozen copies.
University Student Union
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840
Parking available in Lot 16
(Funded in part by the Associated Students, Incorporated, CSU Long Beach, the CSULB English Department, HipPoetics Creative Writing Club, and the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.)