Michelle Menting was born and raised in the Upper Great Lakes, the youngest of 12 siblings. She earned her BA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, MFA from Northern Michigan University, and PhD from the University of Nebraska. She is the author of two chapbooks: Residence Time (2016) and Myth of Solitude (2013). In 2015, she was the Hill House Artist-in-Residence at the Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology. She also received a Donald Justice Poetry Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Menting is currently visiting assistant professor of creative writing at Franklin Pierce University and editor of the Northern New England Review.

Poems by Michelle Menting