Melissa’s poetry has appeared in the North Dakota Quarterly, Red Paint Hill, Mojave River ReviewVox Poetica, and other journals. 

POETRY: “What Catches the Light,” originally published by Red Paint Hill.

POETRY: “Valentine” winner of the Thomas H. McDill Poetry Competition.

POETRY: “Heritage” published at Mojave River Review.

2018 Finalist, Joy Bale Boone Prize
2017 Pushcart Prize, nominee
2016 Thomas H. McDill Poetry Competition, winner
2016 North Carolina Poetry Society Poet Laureate Award, finalist 
2014 Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition, honorable mention

Click for Melissa’s reading of “At the End” at Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities