Portrait of Michael

Areas of expertise: Philosophy of Literature and Poetry 

Professor Trocchia’s research and teaching interests are in philosophy of literature and poetry, philosophy of art, aesthetics, philosophy of language, metaphysics, existentialism, and ancient philosophy. His poems and prose have appeared in journals such as Asheville Poetry Review, Baltimore Review, Black Sun lit, The Boiler Journal, Caketrain, Camera Obscura, Claudius Speaks, Colorado Review, Fourteen Hills, Heavy Feather Review, Mid-American Review, Muse/A Journal, New Orleans Review, Open Letters Monthly, Tar River Poetry, Tarpaulin Sky, and The Worcester Review. He has been a finalist for the Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize, New Rivers Press Many Voices Competition, the C&R Winter Chapbook Contest, and for the Heavy Feather Review Chapbook Contest. His story “Witness” received grand prize for Prick of the Spindle’s Fiction Competition. The Fatherlands, a chapbook of short fictions and prose poems, was published by Monkey Puzzle Press in 2014.Unfounded, a book of poems, followed in 2015 from FutureCycle Press. Mortals in the Making will appear in early 2019 (Finishing Line Press). 

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