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Meet ‘Late Style of Fire’ director and poet Michele Poulos


Michele Poulos with mom, Jeannette Cutone2A documentary about the late American poet Larry Levis opens the Fort Myers Film Festival’s programming on Friday morning with an 11:00 a.m. screening in the Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts. The film is A Late Style of Fire: Larry Levis, American Poet. The writer and director is Michele Poulos.

Michele Poulos is an award-winning screenwriter, award-winning poet, and filmmaker. She earned a BFA in film from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, an MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Virginia Commonwealth University, and an MFA in creative writing (poetry) from Arizona State University. While at A Late Style of Fire 02NYU, she worked as an intern for Albert Maysles at his production company, Maysles Films. Her original screenplay, Mule Bone Blues (about Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes [with consultations by Zora’s niece, Lucy Ann Hurston]), won the 2010 Virginia Screenwriting Competition and placed in the second round of the 2015 and 2017 Sundance Screenwriters Lab A Late Style of Fire 03Competition and the second round of the 2010 Austin Screenplay Competition. Her first full-length poetry collection, Black Laurel, was published by Iris Press in 2016. Her poetry chapbook, A Disturbance in the Air, won the 2012 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition. She recently completed co-writing a romantic comedy about a stand-up comic.

[NB: Top photo depicts Michele on the red carpet at the opening of the Fort Myers Film Festival with her mom, Jeannette Cutone.]

Read here for why you should see ‘A Late Style of Fire: Larry Levis, American Poet.’

A Late Style of Fire 01March 9, 2017.


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