Michelle Crouch

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Selected Publications


A Man Alone on a Beach with an Animal,” Painted Bride Quarterly 95, 2017

Wolves Raised by Girls,” Gigantic Sequins 5.2, 2014. 

“I love a Ferris wheel,” Weave Magazine 9, 2013.

“Urban fiction,” Indiana Review 33 (1), 2011.

Essays and Criticism

STARVATION MODE by Elissa Washuta, Cleaver Magazine, 2019

Dancing with the dictionary,Cleaver Magazine, 2018

Stoner by John Williams, Cleaver Magazine, 2016

FAKES by David Shields and Matthew Vollmer, The Rumpus, 2012


“What’s Mine is Yours,“ Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them, Isaac Fitzgerald and Wendy MacNaughton, Bloomsbury, 2014.  

The Place Where You Live: Wilmington, NC, Orion Magazine, 2014

Short Lists,” The Hairpin, 2012


Michelle Crouch has spent 64% of her life in North Carolina and 33% in Pennsylvania. The remaining 3% is unaccounted for. She lives in Philadelphia with her son and some cats.


michelle dot e dot crouch at gmail dot com