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Posted: Thursday Sep 6, 2012

September 6, 2012

Michelle Gil-Montero, assistant professor of English at Saint Vincent College, signed a contract for a book of poetry entitled Attached Houses, that will be published by Brooklyn Arts Press in 2013.

“The work emerges from a long interest in space and the way in which the mind renders abstractions as spatial,” Ms. Gil-Montero commented. “The poems in this book, in one way or another, explore this phenomenon in addition to the idea, as Bachelard put it, that ‘all really inhabited space bears the essence of the notion of home’ and the accompanying ‘illusion of protection’.”

Poems from the book are forthcoming in the literary journals Spoon River Poetry Review and Caketrain. Other poems from the book have appeared in Colorado Review, Third Coast, Silenced Press and Cincinnati Review.

Ms. Gil-Montero earned her master of fine arts degree in poetry at the Iowa Writers' Workshop on a dean's merit scholarship. There, she won the Academy of American Poets University Prize in 2007. Her other publications include a translation of Poetry After the Invention of América: Don't Light the Flower by Andrés Ajens (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011), Mouth of Hell by María Negroni (Action Books, coming 2013), and This Blue Novel by Valerie Mejer (Action Books, coming 2013). She is a 2012 recipient of a literary translation fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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