News & Events
June 27, 2020 – Michelle’s book. Animul/Flame has won the Midwest Book Award for Debut Poetry!
June 27, 2020 – Animul/Flame was reviewed in The Kenyon Review. William Billiter says, “Michelle Lewis’s Animul/Flame is a self-assured, keenly wrought debut, bespattered with blood and wit and heartbreak.”
May 7, 2020 – Animul/Flame has been chosen as a finalist for a Book Award for Poetry from the 2020 Maine Literary Awards. Read about the finalists here.
May 6, 2020 – Animul/Flame is a finalist for the 2020 Midwest Book Awards for Debut Poetry Book! Read the release.
Our Debut Poetry finalists are "Dear Descendent" by Carol Masters and "Animal/Flame" by Michelle Lewis. @conduitmagazine @chicpoetics
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October 21, 2019 – Read Unspeakable: A Conversation Between Michelle Lewis & Jeffrey Morgan published in Rain Taxi. Michelle talks to press-mate and Minds On Fire prize winner Jeffrey Morgan about his book The Last Note Becomes Its Listener and shares insights about her book Animul/Flame.
April 11, 2019 – Small Press Distribution has listed Animul/Flame as a SPD Recommends book.
March 29, 2019 – FRESH WORDS! Join Michelle and Jeffrey Morgan, Winner of the Minds On Fire Open Book Prize, at the Conduit Booth T7024 on Friday, March 29 at 11-12 at AWP in Portland, Oregon where they will be signing their books!
12/19/18 – Animul/Flame has been chosen by Bob Hicok as the Winner of the 2018 Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize for Conduit Books & Ephemera. Learn more about Conduit Books and the Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize.
9/15/18 – Pleased to announce that Michelle’s manuscript, Animul/Flame, was a finalist for the Inlandia Institute/Hillary Gravendyk Book Prize!
6/17/18 – Michelle’s manuscript, Animul/Flame, was a finalist for the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize. Read the announcement here.
8/26/17 – Up the Staircase Quarterly has nominated Michelle’s poem Drowning for Best of the Net 2017. View the nominees.
5/30/17 – Michelle’s manuscript, Animul/Flame, was a semi-finalist for the Ahsahta Press Sawtooth Poetry Prize. Kudos to all! Read the announcement here.
4/18/17 – Michelle’s manuscript, Animul/Flame, was a finalist for the 2017 Emily Dickinson First Book competition awarded by the Poetry Foundation. Though finalists are not publicized, this statement is authorized by the Poetry Foundation—woot!
3/8/17 – Michelle’s manuscript, Animul/Flame, has been selected as a semi-finalist for the 2017 Perugia Press Prize, an award for the best first or second book of poetry by a woman. Congratulations all! Read the announcement.
8/1/16 – Michelle will be a featured performer at the Belfast Poetry Festival in October in collaboration with Maine performance and installation artist Ariel Hall. This curated show of collaborative projects between poets and visual and/or performing artists in Belfast galleries and other venues is a highlight of Belfast’s popular annual festival. Schedule TBA. Learn more, submit, attend, or volunteer.