News & Events


March 30, 2022 – Studio Faire Welcomes Michelle for the Month of April.


September 17, 2021 — Michelle’s book Spare was selected as a semifinalist for the Autumn House 2021 Nonfiction Book Prize.


December 7, 2020 — Poetry Reading: Key West, Florida


A Poetry Reading with Michelle Lewis, AIR
Monday, December 7 at 6pm

(Limited capacity. Attendees must pre-register.)

Location: Hugh’s View rooftop garden, 533 Eaton Street


October 10, 2020 — Animul/Flame is reviewed by José Edmundo Ocampo Reyes in October RHINO Reviews.
Rhino Reviews


October 1, 2020 — See You in The Keys…

The Studios of Key West


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.


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.



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