Michelle Bitting has work forthcoming or published in Crab Orchard Review, Glimmer Train, Swink, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Daily, Narrative, Passages North, Small Spiral Notebook, Nimrod, The Southeast Review, Many Mountains Moving, Poetry Southeast, Slipstream, Dogwood, Gargoyle, Rattle, and others. She has won the Glimmer Train, Rock & Sling Virginia Brendemeuhl Award, and Poets On Parnassus poetry competitions. Formerly a dancer and a chef, she teaches children and is a devoted outreach worker. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, the actor Phil Abrams, and their two children. In January 2007, she commenced work on an MFA in Poetry at Pacific University in Oregon.

In answer to our question of why she writes, Michelle responded: “I write to live in the moment. Every hour is of value, every second an opportunity to find beauty and meaning.”

Visit her website at: http://home.earthlink.net/~verarose/michellebitting/.







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