Michelle Taransky

Philadelphia, PA 19143

Author's Bio

I live in Philadelphia where I work at Kelly Writers House, as Reviews Editor for Jacket2, and teach writing at University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. With Emily Pettit, I co-coordinate the Whenever We Feel Like It reading series.

Publications and Prizes


Barn Burned, Then
(Omnidawn Publishing,
Sorry Was In The Woods
(Omnidawn Publishing,


The Plans Caution


Denver Quarterly
Drunken Boat
Court Green
New American Writing
La Petite Zine
Can We Have Our Ball Back
88: A Journal of Contemporary American Poetry
Little Red Leaves
How 2
Omnidawn Poetry Prize

More Information

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Gives readings? 
Travels for readings? 
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Born in: 
Camden, NJ
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Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Book of Frank by CA Conrad, Reverse Rapture by Dara Wier, Under Flag by Myung Mi Kim, Human Resources by Rachel Zolf

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Listing last updated: May 25, 2012.

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