Just another writer of the gazillions salmoning it upstream...without an MFA. Works in progress: a novel, essays, short stories, poems. Poetry is my original state of everything. 

Last Updated October 28, 2015   |    B L O G   On Getting a Poetry MFA: an Interview with Michele Bombardier

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P A S T    N E W S

  • I was a finalist for the first annual Russell & Rich Scholarship with Poets on the Coast, held September 11-13 in La Conner, WA. My ekphrastic poem "After the Flood" appears at MONA/The Museum of Northwest Art on their website
  • With two others, my noun-to-verb conversion of the word "schadenfreude" won the quarterly "Back Talk: a Conversation about Words" over at The American Scholar. Ralph Keyes chose the winners. 
  • My short story, "Their Hearts Were Bronze," tied for 1st place in the fiction category in the Whidbey Island Writer's Association's 2013 Spirit of Writing Contest. 
  • A short piece I wrote about "The Place Where You Live," featuring my home of Whidbey Island, appeared in the January/February 2014 issue of Orion.
  • I was interviewed by Katie Woodzick at Hedgebrook, the women's writing retreat on Whidbey Island, WA, about the craft of writing, poetry, and VORTEXT, their annual conference at the Whidbey Institute. Read it on the Hedgebrook blog.