Dr. Reale Publishes 11th Book on Poetry, “Blood Memory”

By Caitlin Burns | June 1, 2021

Dr. Michelle Reale ’99, ’16MFA, ’20EdD, professor of Landman Library, published a new collection of poems, Blood Memory: Prose Poems (Idea Press), an exploration of the Italian-American experience and the mythologization of both the culture and the experience.

Dr. Reale has another collection being published later this summer titled Confini: Poems of Refugees in Sicily. Confini is based on years of ethnography among African and Syrian refugees in Sicily. Dr. Reale is also currently working on a collection titled In the Year of Hurricane Agnes.

This is Dr. Reale’s 11th book of poetry to be published, along with seven academic monographs. Many of Dr. Reale’s poetry books focus on the Italian-American experience, as well as the life of refugees in Sicily.