Michelle Myers


Michelle Myers is an award-winning poet, community activist, and educator. She holds a Ph.D. in English with specializations in Asian American Literature, African American Literature, and 19th C. American Literature. As a founding member of the Asian American female spoken word poetry group Yellow Rage, she was one of the first Asian American women to appear on HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry. Over the past 20 years, Michelle has featured at hundreds of college campuses as well as at many distinguished venues around the country, including the Kennedy Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Bowery Poetry Club, and the Japanese American National Museum. She has also received numerous grants and awards for her poetry and performances, including a Transformation Award (2014) and an Art and Change Grant (2011) by the Leeway Foundation. Michelle’s work has been published in Apiary Magazine, Title Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Brevity Magazine.