Michele Randall

Michele Randall

Sullivan Visiting Lecturer of English

I am a poet and write/research for and about neurodivergence. I feel very strongly about being a literary citizen, which (for me) means giving back, helping amplify/publish other writers, and doing what I can to sustain the literary arts. Happily, my job keeps me immersed in literature and helping others grow stronger in their own work. There aren't enough days in the week to read everything I want to read.

  • MFA, poetry, New England College
  • MA, English/creative writing, University of Central Florida
  • BA, English/tech. writing, University of Central Florida

Contact
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Course Sampling

  • Poetry
  • Personal Essay
  • Fairy Tales
  • Literature and Mental Health (JSEM)
  • Firefly and Serenity (FSEM)
  • Post Apocalyptic Fiction
  • The Power of Poetry
  • Writing and Rhetoric

Areas of Expertise

  • Poetry
  • Fairy Tales
  • Personal Essay
  • Ekphrasis

Research

  • Poetry
  • Critical Reading Skills for Higher Ed.
  • Fairy Tales and the World 
  • Neurodivergent Literatures
  • Personal Essay
  • Post-Apocalyptic Fiction (set in America)
  • Metaphors 

Publications

  • Museum of Everyday Life, poems, Aldrich Press/Kelsay Books: Hemet, CA, Feb, 2015.
  • A Future Unmappable, poetry chapbook, Finishing Line Press: Georgetown, KY, Jan. 2021.
  • "You Can Tell," poem. Ekphrastic Review. (Finalist Women Artists Challenge). Forthcoming Aug. 2021. 
  • "Waiters," short story. Broad River Review. (Finalist Rash Fiction Prize). Forthcoming Fall 2021.
  • "Hermeneutics," poem. Broad River Review. (Finalist Rash Poetry Prize). Forthcoming Fall 2021. 
  • "Florida Grown," poem. Green Mountains Review. Forthcoming, Fall 2021. 
  • "Alternate Tuning," poem. Snapdragon: a Journal of Art & Healing. June 2021.
  • "That's Right it Starts with an Earthquake," poem. Sweet: A Literary Confection, Poetry Contest Issue, (Finalist). June 2021.
  • "It's Not Too Late," poem. Literary North, Spring 2021. 
  • "Hear Me Out," poem. Aesthetica Magazine (UK). (Short List Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2020). Jan 2021. Poem of the week Jul 13, 2021. 
  • "Gape," poem. Opal Literary Review. Issue IV. Dec. 2020.
  • "Planning for Fall," poem. Iron Horse Literary Review. (Finalist IHLR Photo Finish Ekphrastic Challenge). Dec 2020.
  • "The Museum of Everyday Life, poems, Aldrich Press: Kelsay Books, Hemet, CA, February, 2015.
  • "Flora & Fauna," poem. Atlanta Review. 2019
  • "Tea Hot, Tea Iced," poem & "Exigent," poem. Nimrod International Journal, Awards 41 Issue, Oct. 2019. (Semifinalists for the Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize.) 2019
  • "You hold the world in your hand," poem. Snapdragon: a Journal of Art & Healing, Inside/Out issue. June 2019.
  • "Anticipation," poem. The Esthetic Apostle, online May, 2019; print issue Spring 2019.
  • "If She Had Known," poem. Tech Effect Ekphrastic Poetry. Online w/ artwork "BackUp" by Ellen de Meijer. Apr, 2019. (Finalist for the Palm Beach Poetry Festival Ekphrastic Poetry Contest.)
  • "Oystered," poem. Bellevue Literary Review. 2019. (Finalist for the Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry.)
  • "From This Side of the Bed," & "Wax Rhetoric" poems. Open Minds Quarterly. March, 2019.
  • "Friendship Affidavit," poem. The Perspective Project UK. November 2018.
  • "Phenomenology" poem & "Dropping a Tree" poem. Heartland Review, April 2018. (Finalists for the Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize.)