Michelle Taransky, MFA, is a lecturer in Critical Writing at University of Pennsylvania as well as a poet, editor, and freelance product copywriter. Michelle holds degrees from The University of Chicago and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was awarded a Truman Capote Fellowship. Michelle is the author of Abramowitz-Goldberg (Factory Hollow 2019), Sorry Was In The Woods (Omnidawn 2013), and Barn Burned, Then (2009), winner of the Omnidawn Poetry Prize, and her poems have been anthologized widely. Michelle has also taught poetry workshops at Penn, Temple University, The University of Iowa, and University of the Arts and worked as an arts administrator at literary arts organizations including The Poetry Center of Chicago, and The Kelly Writers House at University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, Michelle runs a longstanding reading series at Kelly Writers House, is Reviews Editor for the poetics journal Jacket2 and a regular guest on the popular poetry podcast series, “PoemTalk,” hosted by Al Filreis.
Lecturer in Critical Writing, Marks Family Center for Excellence in Writing