Millicent Borges Accardi

Millicent Borges Accardi, a Portuguese-American poet, is the author of  four poetry collections: Quarantiine Highway, Through a Grainy Landscape,  Injuring Eternity, and Only More So.

Among her awards are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), California Arts Council, CantoMundo, Fulbright, Foundation for Contemporary Arts NYC (Covid grant), Creative Capacity, and Barbara Deming Foundation, “Money for Women.”  

Millicent holds degrees in English and writing from CSULB and the University of Southern California .

Click Here to buy Through a Grainy Landscape

Click Here to buy Quarantine Highway

FlowerSong Press

Praise for Quarantine Highway

A collection that should be savoured on dark nights of the sou

--A.R.Salandy at Full House Literary

Amid a global pandemic, the ceaseless wildfires of California, a political landscape of turmoil, Millicent Borges Accardi offers us a powerful collection of self-reckoning. —Ángel García

This engaging, provocative tome importantly contributes to a rich and meaningful legacy in literature of resilience, in discourse with the Fates at heart, demonstrating the continued relevance of the eternal struggle between humanity and nature, may be situated on a shelf for posterity between Thomas Mann and Albert Camus, Gabriel García Márquez and Sylvia Plath. --Valley Voices 23.1 / 126 

It's a manifesto of her survival and her identity in response to the pandemic, and its existence will demonstrate how to be led back to a place of safety.     

 Alex Carrigan -- Drizzle Review

Like breaking bread and memorizing trees, Accardi's poems step past comets that blast loneliness and cracks in the sidewalk from our childhood in order to help us rediscover all the connections we've missed. —Juan J. Morales