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Michelle Taransky

Office Hours

spring 2023

Thursdays 12-2:30 pm, and by appointment.

Michelle Taransky received a BA in English with honors from The University of Chicago and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Truman Capote Fellow. The author of Sorry Was In The Woods (2013), and Barn Burned, Then (2009), winner of the Omnidawn Poetry Prize selected by Marjorie Welish, Factory Hollow Press recently published her chapbook Abramowitz-Grossberg (2020). In 2014, she was awarded the Beltran Award for Innovative Teaching and Mentoring at Penn. A member of the Kelly Writers House hub since coming to Penn to work as the Assistant to the Director in 2008, Taransky continues to host the Whenever We Feel Like It reading series and work as a Contributing Editor for Penn's poetics journal, Jacket2


Courses Taught

summer 2024

ENGL 9015.940 Writing and Place  

summer 2023

spring 2022

spring 2020

summer 2014

ENGL 010.920 Creative Writing  

fall 2011

ENGL 010.601 Creative Writing