Melissa’s poetry has appeared in the North Dakota Quarterly, Red Paint Hill, Mojave River Review, Vox 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