Scalise, Michelle


Dragonfly and Other Songs of Mourning (LVP Publications), Poetry Collection, 2019

BIO: Since 1994 Michelle Scalise’s work has appeared in such anthologies as UNSPEAKABLE HORROR, DARKER SIDE, MORTIS OPERENDI, DARK ARTS, THE BIG BOOK OF EROTIC GHOST STORIES, BEST WOMEN’S EROTICA and such magazines as Cemetery Dance, Crimewave, Space And Time and Dark Discoveries. She was nominated for the 2010 Spectrum Award which honors outstanding works of fantasy and horror that include positive gay characters. Her poetry has been nominated for the Elgin Award and the Rhysling Award. Her fiction has received honorable mention in YEARS BEST FANTASY AND HORROR. Her latest poetry has been chosen by the Horror Writers Association for their anthology HORROR POETRY SHOWCASE:VOLUME I and II. Contributing Editor and Senior Reviewer for SFSite chose her first collection, INTERVALS OF HORRIBLE SANITY, as one of the top ten books of 2003. Her fiction collection , COLLECTIVE SUICIDE, was published by Crossroad Press in 2012. In 2014 Eldritch Press published a collection of her poetry, THE MANUFACTURER OF SORROW in paperback and ebook. It became a bestseller in the women writers category on Amazon. In May of 2019 her collection of poetry, DRAGONFLY AND OTHER SONGS OF MOURNING, was published by Lycan Valley Press. Michelle was raised in Kent, Ohio and is married to bestselling author Tom Piccirilli.