Micah Ling, an adjunct professor of English in Butler’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, has won the Emerging Author category of the 2011 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards, it was announced Oct. 29.
More information about the awards is available here: http://www.indianaauthorsaward.org/the-authors/the-finalists/
Ling’s first full-length collection of poems, Three Islands, was published in 2009. Her second collection, Sweetgrass, was published last year.
Ling is a graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. After graduating, she moved to Bloomington, where she earned her master’s degree in 20th century American literature. She also earned a Master of Fine Arts in poetry at Indiana University.
She has taught in the English departments at Indiana University, Butler University, DePauw University and Franklin College, and now teaches full time at Franklin and part time at Butler. In the past two years at Butler, she has taught an MFA course called New and Alternative Forms. This year, she is teaching a course about the University’s Visiting Writers Series for both undergraduates and graduates. This past summer, she was also one of the lead teachers in Butler’s Creative Writing camp.
In addition to poetry, Ling writes freelance arts/entertainment articles for NUVO and for Indianapolis Monthly, and she manages a trio of websites that review books, music and film. Read her reviews at bookpunchreviews.com and beatjabreviews.com.
She and her husband, Nate, live in Indianapolis.