Michele Randall

Michele Randall

Sullivan Visiting Lecturer of English

Randall has written a poetry collection, Museum of Everyday Life (Kelsay Books, 2015).

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


Course Sampling

  • Poetry
  • Literature in the World: The Power of Poetry
  • Literature in the World: Fairy Tales and Fables
  • FSEM - Still Free: The Road to Serenity (& Firefly)
  • The Personal Essay
  • College Writing
  • Writing and Rhetoric
  • Post-Apocalyptic American Fiction

Areas of Expertise

  • Poetry
  • Writing
  • Contemporary American Poetry


Randall has written a poetry collection, Museum of Everyday Life (Kelsay Books, 2015). Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Painted Bride Quarterly, The Newport Review (First Prize Flash Fiction), a Gwendolyn Brooks anthology and elsewhere. Her current work is a poetry manuscript that focuses on the new realities of the neurodivergent and their caregivers. A portion of that work was a finalist for the Peter Meineke Poetry Prize. She is a Brown innovative fellow at Stetson University, 2015 - 2016.


  • Poetry
  • Visual poetics
  • Post-apocalyptic fiction
  • Science fiction
  • Fairy tales
  • Short stories


  • "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.)