Micki Myers

Micki Myers is an artist and writer living in Pittsburgh, where she teaches English and raises her children. She writes the food blog Yuckylicious, is a regular contributor to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and her first book, Trigger Finger, won the Pearl Poetry Prize.

Books by this Author

Daring, sly, and unlike any other book you’ve read, this memoir-in-poems tackles cancer with a bawdy wit guaranteed to “make you laugh in cancer’s face” (Marisa Acocella Marchetto, author of Cancer Vixen).

As a vibrant woman in her late thirties, a mother of two, poet, artist, and teacher, Micki Myers decided to confront her cancer diagnosis head on with the sharpest tools in her arsenal: namely, her sense of humor and unbridled poetic license.

The result is a charming,...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. They're all pretty awful

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I would slip into Scott of the Antarctic's tent, pitched out on the Ross Ice Shelf in late March 1912, and ask his right-hand man, Birdie Bowers, why he doesn't make a dash for the safety of One Ton Camp, only 11 miles away. This is before they all perish from cold and starvation. I would also offer him a hot cup of cocoa, then worry about having upset the time-space continuum and wrecked all of history.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. A very hot, fresh, plain glazed Krispy Kreme donut

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. At my desk works for me

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