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Michele Poulos is an award-winning poet, screenwriter, and filmmaker. Her chapbook, A Disturbance in the Air, won the 2012 Slapering Hol Press competition, and her poetry has been anthologized in Best New Poets 2012 (chosen by Matthew Dickman) as well as The Southern Poetry Anthology. She has published poetry and fiction in such journals as The Southern Review, Smartish Pace, Crab Orchard Review, Sycamore Review, and many others. Her essays and book reviews have been published in Blackbird, 32 Poems, and Stone Canoe, and her screenplay, Mule Bone Blues, won the 2010 Virginia Screenwriting Competition. She holds an MFA degree in poetry from Arizona State University, and an MFA in fiction from Virginia Commonwealth University; earlier, she earned a BFA in filmmaking at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Recently, she has produced and directed a feature-length documentary film titled A Late Style of Fire about the poet Larry Levis.


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