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  • Michelle Gil MonteroMichelle Gil-Montero

    Associate Professor of English
    Director, Saint Vincent College Reading Series

    Placid Hall, Room 410
    724-805-2317 (on campus ext. 2317)


    M.F.A., The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, 2007
    B.A., Brown University, 2002

    Courses Taught

    Poetry Workshop
    Literary Translation Workshop
    Creative Nonfiction Workshop
    Magazine Production
    Reading as Writers: Poetry
    Reading as Writers: The Literary Essay
    Introduction to Creative Writing
    Language and Rhetoric

    About Michelle Gil-Montero

    Michelle Gil-Montero is a poet and translator of contemporary avant-garde Latin American writing. She is the translator of Poetry After the Invention of América: Don't Light the Flower by Chilean writer Andrés Ajens (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011), Mouth of Hell by Argentine poet María Negroni, and This Blue Novel by Mexican poet Valerie Mejer (the latter two from Action Books, forthcoming 2013). She is the author of Attached Houses (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013). Her poems and translations have been published in numerous journals, including Conjunctions, Colorado Review, Words Without Borders, Hudson Review, and Jacket, as well as in the anthology The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry. She is the recipient of a 2012 NEA Literature Fellowship in Literary Translation. She teaches several courses in Creative Writing, directs the Visiting Writers Series, and serves as Faculty Advisor to the student literary magazine.