Ms. Michelle Gil-Montero

Associate Professor, English
  • M.F.A., The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop
  • B.A., Brown University
About Ms. Michelle Gil-Montero
Michelle Gil-Montero is a poet and translator of contemporary avant-garde Latin American writing. She is the translator of Poetry After the Invention of America: Don't Light the Flower by Chilean writer Andres Ajens (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011), Mouth of Hell by Argentine poet Mar'a Negroni, and This Blue Novel by Mexican poet Valerie Mejer (the latter two from Action Books, forthcoming 2013). She is the author of Attached Houses (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013). Her poems and translations have been published in numerous journals, including Conjunctions, Colorado Review, Words Without Borders, Hudson Review, and Jacket, as well as in the anthology The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry. She is the recipient of a 2012 NEA Literature Fellowship in Literary Translation. She teaches several courses in Creative Writing, directs the Visiting Writers Series, and serves as Faculty Advisor to the student literary magazine.
Phone 724-805-2317
Office Location
Placid Hall, Room 410
Courses Taught
  • Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Language and Rhetoric
  • Literary Translation Workshop
  • Magazine Production
  • Poetry Workshop
  • Reading as Writers: Poetry
  • Reading as Writers: The Literary Essay