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Books  Birds of Sicily, Bare Bulbs Swinging, Mentoring & Managin, The Legacy of the Sidel, Becoming an Embedde

Michelle (Messina) Reale (January 31, Ambler, Pennsylvania) is an Italian-American poet, academic and ethnographer.

Reale is an Associate Professor at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. She uses poetic inquiry to present her research among African refugees in Sicily and her poetry is mainly concerned with Italian-American life, ethnic identity, histories, family dynamics and remembrance and forgetting. Among master's degrees in English and Library and Information Science, she has an MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in poetry. She has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.



  • Birds of Sicily (Aldrich Press, 2016)
  • The Legacy of the Sidelong Glance: Elegies (Aldrich Press, 2015)
  • Natural Habitat (Burning River, 2011)
  • Like Lungfish Getting Through the Dry Season (Thunderclap Press, 2012)
  • If All They Had Were Their Bodies (Burning River, 2013)
  • This is Not a Situation in Which You Should Remain Calm (Cervena Barva Press, 2014)
  • Academic

  • Mentoring and Managing Students in the Academic Library (ALA Editions, 2012)
  • Becoming an Embedded Librarian (ALA Editions, 2015)
  • References

    Michelle Reale Wikipedia

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