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4a3ebf47-ab07-4f93-9a14-e719032480fd These meditations, cosmic-toned, yet utterly visceral, demonstrate Michelle Bitting’s continuing growth and power as a poet of love, loss, the daily and deeply human experience, together with a maturing eye to understanding greater mythological tropes. Woven throughout her contemplation of the terrible beauty and struggle of family dynamics, corporeal desire, the injustices and revelations of life in the 21st century, thrums a vital connectivity to the mystic and mythological strains of the past, newfangled to the present in a way that ultimately sheds light on what it is to be alive and conscious of who we’re called to be.

To read Michelle’s poetry is to take a wild, passionate ride through the rubble of the quotidian, to be shocked by sensual discovery and awakened to a relentless curiosity for both the surreal and historical. These poems travel–an expansion in service of communion with the world, confrontation and acceptance of self.


4c61b270-4636-448e-9f51-adfd0f037d21 Michelle Bitting’s first collection, Good Friday Kiss (C & R, 2008) won the DeNovo First Book Award. Her second collection, Notes To The Beloved (SPC, 2011) won the Sacramento Poetry Center Book Award and received a starred review from Kirkus. Poems have been published in the American Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, Narrative, The L.A. Weekly, diode, Linebreak, and The Paris-American, and have been nominated for the Pushcart and Best of the Net prizes. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University and is currently a Ph.D candidate in Mythological Studies at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She grew up in Los Angeles near the ocean.

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  3 Responses to “Video and Book Spotlight:
The Couple Who Fell to Earth by Michelle Bitting”

  1. Thanks, Vicki, for participating in the blog tour!

  2. […] 20: Peeking Between the Pages (book spotlight) June 21: Diary of an Eccentric (video post) June 23: I’d Rather Be at the Beach (Video post) June 25: Suko’s Notebook (review) June 26: Tea Leaves (review) June 28: The […]

  3. Terrific spotlight, Vicki! I am also on the tour for this poetry collection.

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