Sunday, June 19, 2016
Michelle Bitting's first collection, Good Friday Kiss (C & R, 2008) won the DeNovo First Book Award. Her second collection, Notes To The Beloved (SPC, 2011) won the Sacramento Poetry Center Book Award and received a starred review from Kirkus. Poems have been published in the American Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Narrative, The L.A. Weekly, diode, Linebreak, and The Paris-American, and have been nominated for the Pushcart and Best of the Net prizes. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University and is currently a Ph.D candidate in Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She grew up in Los Angeles near the ocean.
Chick with Books is thrilled to have Michelle Bitting stop by today to share a poem, Moby Dick Individuation, which is part of her newest poetry collection The Couple Who Fell To Earth, published by C & R Press! Join me in a warm welcome to Michelle!
Isn't it wonderful to hear a poet read his or her own poetry?! Michelle Bitting does a great job of setting the tone and feeling of her poem, Moby Dick Individuation. To hear more of Michelle, you can search YouTube, and don't forget to check out her wonderful new collection of poetry, The Couple Who Fell To Earth, which has this poem included in it!