Surge: What will we become
— "Warning Report" by Michelle Whittaker
 
 
 Avalon Park and Preserve, NY

Avalon Park and Preserve, NY

Michelle Whittaker is a West Indian-American poet and pianist whose interests include expository and creative writing pedagogy, music composition, 20th Century American, Afro-Caribbean, and ecopoetry. Michelle completed an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature at Stony Brook University. Her poems have been recently published in the  The New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, The Southampton Review, NarrativeVinyl PoetryLong Island Quarterly, Transitions Magazine for Hutchins Center and other publications.

She was awarded a Jody Donohue Poetry Prize, Cave Canem Fellowship for African American poetry, and a Pushcart Special Mention. Her first book, Surge, is available now from great weather for Media