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The MoE Green Poetry Dissicusion with Rafael F.J Alvarado

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join Rafael as he talks to Michelle Mitchell-Foust Michelle Mitchell-Foust received her Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and she is the author of two poetry books, Circassian Girl (Elixir Press) and Imago Mundi (Elixir Press) and two chapbooks, Poets at Seven (Sutton Hoo Press) and Exile (Sangha Press). She was the winner of the Elixir Press Poetry Prize, the Nation/”Discovery” Award, the Columbia University Poetry Prize, a Writers At Work Fellowship, the Missouri Arts Council Biennial Award, two University of Missouri-Columbia Creative Writing Fellowships, and an Academy of American Poets Prize. Her first book, Circassian Girl, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Her work has appeared in The Nation, The Washington Post, Antioch Review, and Colorado Review, among many other magazines, and her work has been anthologized in Wild Flowers Every Year (James Publishing), Chapter and Verse (HWA), New Voices: University and College Poetry Prizes (The Academy of American Poets), The Best of Writers at Work Anthology (Pecan Grove Press), and The Missouri Arts Council Biennial Anthology (The Missouri Review), She has edited several literary and scholarly journals, including The Missouri Review and Oral Tradition. She was an American Poet in Residence at the Poets’ House in Donegal, Ireland for ten years as well as being a founder/coordinator of the Casa Romantica Reading Series, and she has just finished a graduate degree in mathematics education at the University of California-Irvine. She teaches Geometry at Lorin Griset Academy and lives in Dana Point, California with her husband Kevin.