Michelle Taransky


Fisher-Bennett 321.3

Michelle Taransky received a BA in English with honors from The University of Chicago and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow. The author of Sorry Was In The Woods (2013), and Barn Burned, Then (2009), winner of the Omnidawn Poetry Prize selected by Marjorie Welish, Factory Hollow Press recently published her chapbook Abramowitz-Grossberg (2020). In 2014, she was awarded the Beltran Award for Innovative Teaching and Mentoring at Penn. A member of the Kelly Writers House hub since coming to Penn to work as the Assistant to the Director in 2008, Taransky continues to host the Whenever We Feel Like It reading series and work as a Contributing Editor for Penn’s poetics journal, Jacket2.

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