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Michelle Menting

Michelle Menting is the author of Leaves Surface Like Skin (Terrapin Books) and the chapbooks Myth of Solitude (2013) and Residence Time (2016). She is co-editor of Waters Deep: A Great Lakes Poetry Anthology and poetry and nonfiction editor of Split Rock Review. Her writing has appeared in Verse DailyAmerican Life in PoetryCimarron ReviewDIAGRAMSoutheast Review, and other places. The recipient of awards from Sewanee and Bread Loaf writers' conferences, Hill House and Hewnoaks artist colonies, and the National Park Service Artist-in-Residence program, Michelle earned her BA from the University of Wisconsin, her MFA from Northern Michigan University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. She grew up in the north woods of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan and now lives in Maine where she teaches at the University of Southern Maine.