Micah Bateman
Andrew W. Mellon Engaged Scholar, University of Texas at Austin

Micah Bateman (MFA, MLIS, ABD) writes and presents on poetry, digital media, libraries, and creative writing out of the University of Texas at Austin, where he is a Ph.D. candidate in English and a fellow in the Andrew W. Mellon Engaged Scholarship Initiative. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop; co-author of Mapping the Imaginary: Supporting Creative Writers through Programming, Prompts, and Research (ALA Editions: 2019); and author of a chapbook of poems, Polis (Catenary Press: 2015).  Other work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books BlogThe Chronicle of Higher Education, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review Online, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. Presently he's at work on a dissertation, Poetry in New Media.

Public Humanities
Micah is committed to making materials and research in the humanities available and meaningful to public users and audiences.

He co-developed the University of Iowa's first Massive Open Online Courses in writing and literature that drew upon and featured primary, archival source materials.

And he co-edited a digital exhibition of the Harry Ransom Center's Walt Whitman materials to commemorate the poet's bicentennial.

Listen to his panel on "Whitman at 200" for KUT/NPR.
Micah is happy to connect with friendly folks on social media using the links below. He is also available to universities, libraries, and other humanities organizations for workshops, panels, and demonstrations that intersect with his research. He can also read from his creative work at your literary or special event.