small book of poems published by dancing girl press (2016).
cover design by Katie Powell.

Review for things we have in writing POEMS (for Z)

It’s always a delight to see how Melanie makes even the most simple, direct poem swerve as if we were exploring other people’s houses from the window outside. And these people they are us when we aren’t who we think we are, when we are others.  This short series will make you seek more of her work out, and you should.  

- Standard Schaefer,
author of Water and Power