Millicent Borges Accardi, a Portuguese-American poet, has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the arts (NEA), the California Arts Council, Barbara Deming Foundation, Canto Mundo, and Formby at the Special Collections Library at Texas Tech. Her work has received three Pushcart nominations.
She is the author of three poetry collections: Injuring Eternity (World Nouveau), Woman on a Shaky Bridge (Finishing Line Press chapbook), and Only More So (forthcoming Salmon Press, Ireland).
She as been an artist in residence at Yaddo, Jentel, Vermont Studio Center, Fundación Valparaíso in Mojacar, Milkwood in Cesky Krumlov and Disquiet in Lisbon. The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk, VA hosted her as visiting poet, 2011.
Accardi’s poetry has appeared in over 100 publications, including Nimrod, Tampa Review, New Letters and Wallace Stevens Journal as well as in Boomer Girls (Iowa Press) and Chopin with Cherries (Moonrise Press) anthologies. Her theater and book reviews can be found in print and online.
She received degrees in English and literature from CSUB and a masters in professional writing from USC and works as a freelance writer (remotely from her home office in Topanga).