Colleen Michaels Featured in Barrelhouse / Next IPPT Stop!

April 18, 2013

Montserrat’s Writing Studio Director Colleen Michaels is featured in Barrelhouse, a biannual print journal featuring fiction, poetry, interviews and essays about music, art and the detritus of popular culture.

>>Click here to read “When the Bookmobile Lady Drives Down Your Street” by Colleen Michaels!

Michaels’ poems and essays have appeared in journals and anthologies including The Paterson Literary Review, Blue Collar Review, The Mom Egg and Here Come the Brides: Reflections on Love and Lesbian Marriage. She directs the Writing Studio at Montserrat College of Art, where she hosts the Improbable Places Poetry Tour. She has performed at venues such as the Bowery Poetry Club and the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, but she usually can be found bringing poetry to unlikely places like tattoo parlors, laundromats and swimming pools. The Tour is Montserrat’s way of bringing together student writers, local poets, area businesses, and enthusiastic listeners to celebrate the power of poetry and community. At each tour stop a new venue and theme will be selected.

Next Stop on the IPPT:
Magma Custom Metal Design & Fabrications
Tuesday, May 7, 7 – 9 pm
59 Park Street, #1, Beverly, MA

For this reading they’ve partnered with the fine folks at TwoHugos and the Type Liberation Project to rescue letterpress type from the hands of bullet makers. There will be broadsides on view, poets at bandsaws and an alphabet flame cut from steel.

Michaels is accepting poem submissions on the theme of “Fabrication” via email at and in Montserrat’s Writing Studio, located at 238 Cabot Street.

The deadline = Tue, April 30, 2013

Questions?  Contact Michaels at or 978-969-2301.