Millicent Borges Accardi

Millicent Borges Accardi (Poetry) | Topanga, CA

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Millicent Borges Accardi, a Portuguese-American writer, is the author of four books, most recently Only More So (Salmon Poetry 2016). Her awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Fulbright, CantoMundo, Creative Capacity, the California Arts Council, Fundação Luso-Americana, and Barbara Deming Foundation. She’s led poetry workshops at Keystone College, Nimrod Writers Conference, The Muse in Norfolk, Virginia, and the University of Texas, Austin.


Practical Love Poems (World Nouveau, 2017). Poetry.
Only More So (Salmon Poetry, 2016). Poetry.
Injuring Eternity (World Nouveau, 2010). Poetry.


Woman on a Shaky Bridge (Finishing Line Press, 2010). Poetry.

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Her poems will pull you into many worlds, filled with every emotion one could possibly experience, leaving you completely satisfied. Millicent has an amazingly intimate way of writing that makes you feel as though you are going through the pages of her life alongside her.
—Gabe Sachs, Writer/Producer (Freaks & Geeks, Just Shoot Me, Undeclared, 90210)

Only More So: Sometimes a bridge in a sad song, other times an echo that threatens to develop then fades, the images blend, twist, and entangle one another: a marriage is a song, then it’s a body, and finally a boat blind in the sea listening for the fog horn. We find ourselves alone in the spaces where atrocity meets the marriage bed—in those silences that are chosen, those that are forced, those that must be, and those that kill. “In Prague” is as close to a pure definition of poetry we get, where memory is kinetic action, where language is recorded in the land itself, where the names of things tell us what they really are:

Take me where memory makes my legs move.
Take me where moss holds language.
Take me where we have a name for the things we do.

—Carlo Matos (PANK)

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