A shout out from Yve Miller over at the Treehouse for "Machines are for Leaving." Susan Joan Russell reviewed Raising Petra on the Fiddler Crab Review, the only journal dedicated to reviewing chapbooks.

The inimitable Walter Hess reviewed Ink for an Odd Cartography in the The July/August 2009 issue of the American Book Review. Discover why Hess says Michele knows the latitude and longitude of love!

The Midwest Book Review also offers up a brief review of Ink. Give 'em some love.

Ink for an Odd Cartography is recommended summer reading! Marcela Sulak, author of All the Things That Don't Exist, I Love You Best, recommends the collection on No Tells, the blog of No Tell Motel.

The fabulous poet Sandy Longhorn blogs about contemporary poetry at Myself the only Kangaroo among the Beauty. You can read her review of Ink here: What I'm Reading.

Check out a cool review of Ink for an Odd Cartography from the fabulous Muse at Highway Speeds,.

Michele gets a mention in a review of Alimentum.

Photo by Bob Asta

Michele's Next Big Thing selfie.

Nathan Spicer interviews Michele about running, envy, and Wichita (as well as poetic structure, geographic distance, and the creative process) on The Southeast Review.

Check out Michele's interview with Martha Silano, author of two poetry collections, Blue Positive and What the Truth Tastes Like, on Martha's blog Blue Positive.

Michele talks about methods of stalking, transiency and compost in an interview posted on PoemFlesh, a fabulous poetry blog featuring upcoming interviews with artist Calli Whittall and poet Eileen Tabios.

Check out this fab little article about Michele's dreams of becoming a Solid Gold dancer included in the April 2009 issue of the Gotham Writers Workshop newsletter.

"Woodcraft", an article in The Shocker, the magazine of Wichita State University (WSU), celebrates the MFA program's 35th anniversary with spotlights on faculty and alum. Read what Michele thinks of her alma mater.

Check out Hungarian Literature Online for an interview and a review of the September 2006 reading at Nyitott Műhely bookstore in Budapest.

Awards and Also Rans
"Reprimand" was a 2012 Best of the Net finalist.

"In the House" received an Editor's Choice Award in the 2011 Mid-American Review James Wright Poetry Contest. Look for it in the upcoming Spring 2011 issue.

"The Winds Were Born" received the Center for the American West's 2011 Thompson Award in Poetry.

"Once More, With Feeling" received an honorable mention for Rattle's 2010 Poetry Prize.

"Acknowledgment" won the 2010 Carlos Umberto Ibañez Arias Memorial prize from the Poetry Society of Virginia.

The Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund awarded Michele a $1,000 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize for her poems "Preparing the Unborn Child" and "Daedalus’ Blueprint."

Michele was awarded a 2007 residency at Blue Mountain Center, a working community of writers, artists, activists and musicians on Blue Mountain Lake in New York's Adirondack Mountains.

Michele was awarded a 2006 Travel and Study Grant from the Jerome Foundation to research post-WWII Budapest in Hungary. The Jerome Foundation was created by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill (1905-1972). It supports the creation and production of new artistic works by emerging artists living in Minnesota and New York City.

"No Swimming" received a 2006 Mikrokosmos Poetry Award.

"Like a Sine Curve" received a 2005 AWP Intros Award and was published in Willow Springs.

"Commitment" received a 2005 Mikrokosmos Poetry Award.