2014 Poem. Courtesy of the author. TriQuarterly 145 (Winter/Spring).
Michelle Peñaloza grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and earned her M.F.A. from the University of Oregon. Her poetry has appeared most recently in TriQuarterly, Hobart, The Weekly Rumpus, Hyphen, and INCH. She is a Jack Straw Writer, the recipient of the Miriam McFall Starlin Poetry Award from the University of Oregon, fellowships from Kundiman, the Richard Hugo House, and Oregon Literary Arts, as well as scholarships from VONA Voices, Vermont Studio Center, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Napa Valley Writers' Conference. She lives in Seattle, currently hard at work on her latest project, landscape / heartbreak.
- Born: Detroit, MI, USA
- Based: Nashville, TN, USA
- Also Based in: Seattle, WA, USA