Ann E. Michael graduated from the MFA in Creative Writing program in 2003.
Poet, essayist, librettist, and educator Ann E. Michael currently resides in eastern Pennsylvania, a mid-Atlantic valley region that influences much of her work. She is a past recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, Plainfield VT, in 2003. Ms. Michael has written libretti for cantatas and choral works and is currently at work on an opera libretto for composer Alla Borzova.
Ann E. Michael’s poems and essays have been widely published in many journals, including Poem, Natural Bridge, Ninth Letter, Runes, The Comstock Review, Diner, Sentence, Slant, ISLE, The Writer’s Chronicle, Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts and others, as well as in numerous literary anthologies. Her chapbooks include More than Shelter, The Minor Fauna, Small Things Rise & Go, and The Capable Heart. Her full-length collection, Water-Rites, was published July of 2012 and is available from Brick Road Poetry Press.
In addition to writing, Ann E. Michael is an educator whose current position as Writing Coordinator at DeSales University keeps her engaged with undergraduate students writing in a wide range of disciplines and encompassing remedial through advanced academic writing projects; she also teaches Introduction to Poetry. In the past, she has worked with students K-12 through artist-in-the-schools residencies and with ongoing writing-critique groups. Her expertise extends to editing and tutoring for academic and creative writing at all levels, undergraduate to professional.
Her poem "Racket" was the featured 'Poem of the Week' on [SLIPPAGE] issue no. 2 | winter 2014 | THE CONFLUENCE OF SCIENCE AND ART.