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Michele Battiste Reading: Boulder, Colorado

Michele Battiste, author of Ink for an Odd Cartography and the forthcoming Uprising (2013) will be reading at Yellow Pine on Wednesday, April 4 at 7pm.
Battiste will read new work to honor the night’s theme, “Smoke and Mirrors: Deception, Embellishment, Reflection.”
Malinda Miller and Clarissa Cutrell will also be reading.
Wild Sage Community House
1650 Zamia Avenue, Boulder, CO
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
Good Words ~  Good Company ~ Average Wine  ~ Tight Parking
Yellow Pine Readings are free and open to the public

BLP Poets Julia Cohen and Michele Battiste to Read in Denver

BLP poets Julia Cohen and Michele Battiste will read with National Poetry Series Award winner Julie Carr on Thursday, November 18 in Denver.

Julia, Michele and Julie are participating in the Umbrella Factory Reading Series held monthly at Fluid Coffee Bar. Fluid is located at 501 East 19th Avenue (corner of Pennsylvania). The reading takes place at 7:30 pm on Thursday, November 18. This event is free and open to the public.

Julia’s book Trigger Moon Trigger Moon is forthcoming from BLP. Michele’s Ink for an Odd Cartography was a finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award and was published by BLP in 2009.

Michele Battiste Reads in Pittsburgh on June 20 & 22

Colorado-based poet Michele Battiste will be reading in Pittsburgh on Sunday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 22! Michele’s book Ink for an Odd Cartography was a finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award and was released by Black Lawrence Press in 2009. Pittsburgh denizens can catch Michele at either (or both!) of the following events:

A House Called Art — Poetry and Music to Benefit The Homeless Children’s Education Fund — Providing Hope through Learning
Sunday, June 20, 7 p.m. — 10 p.m
$10 donation at door for an evening filled with song and words:

• Poet Justin Vicari
• Singer/Songwriters Eve Goodman & John Caldwell
• Poet Michele Battiste
• Paul McGinty of Fernando Furnace
• Singer/Songwriter Mark Dignam
• Poet Leslie Anne Mcilroy with musicians Don Bertschman & Danny Morrow
• Acoustic Folk Band, Bear Cub

Shadow Lounge
5972 Baum Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Tuesday, June 22, 7 p.m.
Hemingway’s Summer Poetry Series
with Michele Battiste, Arlan Hess,
Leslie Anne Mcilroy & Michael Schnieder
Hemingway’s Cafe
3911 Forbes Ave
Pgh., PA 15213

Michele Battiste Wins PSV Prize

Michele Battiste’s poem “Acknowledgment” was awarded the 2010 Carlos Humberto Ibañez Arias Memorial Prize from the Poetry Society of Virginia. Anna Journey was the judge. Michele’s first full-length collection of poems, Ink for an Odd Cartography, was a finalist for the St. Lawrence Book award and was released by Black Lawrence Press in 2009.

Ink for an Odd Cartography is available from the Black Lawrence Press website and Amazon.

BLP Poet Michele Battiste on Verse Daily

In case you missed it, Michele Battiste’s poem “Splitting the Distance, an Advanced Application of Goldbach’s Conjecture” was on Verse Daily on Monday!

Michele Battiste on Delirious Hem

Check out Black Lawrence poet Michele Battiste on the poetics journal/blog/platform Delirous Hem.  Michele chimes in on the forum “This is What a Feminist [Poet] Looks Like” along with eleven other poets including Stephanie Strickland, Jennifer Bartlett, and Kirsten Kaschock. Also, you can surf by PoemFlesh2: Dialogue to read a recent interview with Michele.

Michele Battiste is the author of Ink for an Odd Cartography, which is available from Amazon and from Black Lawrence Press.

BLP Poet Wins Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize

Michele Battiste won a 2008 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prize for two poems: “Daedalus’ Blueprint” and “Preparing the Unborn Child.”  The prize came with a $1,000 cash prize.

Michele’s first full-length collection of poems, Ink for an Odd Cartography, will soon be released by BLP.  She teaches poetry writing for Gotham Writers’ Workshops.

BLP Poet Michele Battiste to Read at NYU on April 24th

At 5:30 on Friday, August 24th, Michele Battiste will take part in a reading celebrating “Starting Today: Poems for the First 100 Days.”

The day before the inauguration, Rachel Zucker and Arielle Greenberg sent out a call to poets they admired to write poems that responded, however loosely, to the presidency, the nation, the government or the current political climate. More than 100 American poets responded immediately. The first 100 poets were each assigned one of President Obama’s first 100 days in office, and their poems were posted daily on a blog ( Held on the 95th day, this event features over 20 poets reading their blog poems: Mark Bibbins, Cornelius Eady Thomas Sayers Ellis, Patricia Carlin, John O’Connor, Leah Souffrant, Matt Rohrer, Patricia Spears Jones, Monica de la Torre, Joy Katz, Rachel Zucker, Craig Teicher, Amy Lemmon, Jeanne Beaumont, Brenda Shaughnessy, Lindsey Wallace, Robin Beth Schaer, Michele Battiste, Cate Marvin, Betsy Fagin, Catherine Barnett, Jason Schneiderman, Katherine Varnes, and Elizabeth Scanlon.

Location: Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues