Micki Myers

Micki Myers is an artist and writer living in Pittsburgh, where she teaches English and raises her children. She writes the food blog Yuckylicious, is a regular contributor to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and her first book, Trigger Finger, won the Pearl Poetry Prize.

Books by this Author

Daring, sly, and unlike any other book you’ve read, this memoir-in-poems tackles cancer with a bawdy wit guaranteed to “make you laugh in cancer’s face” (Marisa Acocella Marchetto, author of Cancer Vixen).

As a vibrant woman in her late thirties, a mother of two, poet, artist, and teacher, Micki Myers decided to confront her cancer diagnosis head on with the sharpest tools in her arsenal: namely, her sense of humor and unbridled poetic license.

The result is a charming,...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. I love weeding. When I run out of weeds of my own, I start on other people's gardens.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Wasted time

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. In the middle of a laughing jag, when you know you cannot stop, and your insides hurt, and tears are streaming down your face, and you can't speak for setting it off again, but you can't remember what was so funny in the first place.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. To sing like Jennifer Nettles and play guitar like Susan Tedeschi

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