- Ph.D. English: Creative Writing & Literature, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
- M.F.A. Creative Writing: Poetry & Nonfiction, Northern Michigan University
- M.A. English: Writing & Publishing, Northern Michigan University
- B.A. English & Creative Writing: Fiction, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Michelle Menting is the author of Leaves Surface Like Skin (Terrapin Books), and the chapbooks Myth of Solitude (2013) and Residence Time (2016). She is poetry & nonfiction editor of Split Rock Review and the co-editor of Waters Deep: A Great Lakes Poetry Anthology. Her writing has appeared in Verse Daily, DIAGRAM, American Life in Poetry, Midwestern Gothic, and other places. She is the recipient of awards and residencies from Sewanee and Bread Loaf writers' conferences, Crosshatch and Hewnoaks artist colonies, and the National Park Service Artist-in-Residence program. Her creative work often focuses on bioregionalism, the dangers of nostalgia, and the mutability of memory. She is currently at work on her next poetry collection, as well as a collection of flash nonfiction.