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Short Bio

Michele Parker Randall is the author of the poetry collection Museum of Everyday Life (Kelsay Books, 2015). The poems ask readers to stop and consider some everyday moments and artifacts we tend to hurry by. Some things are worth lingering over…like the name of a town printed in a scrapbook, though the town itself no longer exists.

Other work appeared or forthcoming from Atlanta Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Green Mountains Review, and elsewhere. Current work focuses on the neurodivergent and their caregivers–a portion of that work was a finalist for the Peter Meinke Poetry Prize.

Finalist, 2019 Tech Effect Ekphrastic Poetry Contest, Palm Beach Poetry Festival (“If She Had Known”).
Brown Innovation Fellowship, Spring 2019-Fall 2019, Stetson University.
Finalist, 2018 Joy Bale Boone Prize, Heartland Review (“Dropping a Tree”).
Finalist, 2018 Joy Bale Boone Prize, Heartland Review (“Phenomenology”).
Finalist, 2017 Beulah Rose Poetry Prize, Smartish Pace (“Safeguard).
Brown Innovation Fellowship, Fall 2015-Spring 2016, Stetson University.
Poet of the Month, July 2015, www.poetrynet.org/month/archive2/randall/index.htm
Finalist, 2014, “Box of Bones,” chapbook. Peter Meinke Poetry Prize, Yellow Jacket Press, FL.
Artist in Residence, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, May 19 – Jun 8, 2014 with Patricia Smith.
Finalist, 2012, Split This Rock Poetry of Provocation and Witness Contest, Judge: Naomi Shihab Nye (“Cap Haitian, Haiti”).
Joel Oppenheimer Merit Scholarship, New England College, 2010-2012.
First Prize, 2005, The Newport Review Flash Fiction Contest (“Chinese Dreams”).

MFA in Poetry, New England College
MA in English (Creative Writing), University of Central Florida
BA in English (Technical Writing), University of Central Florida, cum laude

Contact her at michele.p.randall (at) gmail.com