“Truth and beauty pour out of her thoughtful, sometimes gently playful, poems. ”
— Kelly Cherry, author of The Life and Death of Poetry: Poems
Leaves Surface Like Skin
Arriving summer, 2017: Michelle's first full-length collection of poems, Leaves Surface Like Skin, from Terrapin Books!
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“These poems give deft lensing into particular location, localization, sonically seamed in echolocation...”
— Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, author of Streaming
“These poems sing the difficult songs of desire, but most importantly, this book ultimately reminds us to celebrate the vast and varied landscapes we encounter, even if we are “sent adrift and floating...” and that if we remember to love “the perfumed, the flowered, even the muddy and the streaming...” our reward will be the ability to discover beautiful testimonies about the small square of time we’ve been granted.”
— Aimee Nezhukumatathil, author of Lucky Fish
Myth of Solitude
This collection of 17 poems also includes an interview of Michelle by Naomi Shihab Nye!
"Absorbed, transported, stunned by wonder. Restored to a lush restlessness that tastes like a ripe peach and makes you look up with passion and foreboding, mixed, to the mystery of a night sky.
This is how I feel when I read Michelle Menting's poems."
— Naomi Shihab Nye