Michael Lee Phillips

publications include The Antioch Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Literary Review, New York Quarterly, The Stinging Fly (Ireland), Poetry Northwest, Southern Poetry Review, among many others.  One poem, “How the Hard Rains Did Fall,” was runner up for Cutthroat’s Joy Harjo poetry prize; another poem, “Grip,” was the winner of Atlanta Review’s ’09 International Poetry Competition.  Finally, Nights of Naked Mannequins, a book of “noir poems,” (editor’s phrase) was published last year by Austin Hall Press.  A graduate of California State University, Fresno, he now lives and writes in the high desert of southern California.  Vagabond post grad: Trinity College, Dublin; St. Johns, Santa Fe, NM.  He spent periods of time dwelling in Greece and Ireland.