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Melissa’s debut poetry collection, I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast, was awarded a 2015 Lone Star College System Writing Award.

Melissa’s poem “Respect” is the July 24th Poem-a-Day at Poets.org for the Academy of American Poets.

Dan Sickles’ and Antonio Santini’s amazing Motionpoems film of “I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast” is here and has a beautiful write-up at Indiewire.

The paperback version of I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast has been released and is available for bulk discount at Ingram.

Cutthroat’s 10th Anniversary print edition, Coal Hill Review and Lambda Literarall feature wonderful reviews of I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast.

Three of Melissa’s poems were recently published at Spork Press.

Melissa guest edited the summer issue of the gorgeous Life and Legends journal.

Catherine Lu conducted a lovely interview with Melissa at the Classical 91.7 Houston Public Radio station for Houston Public Media.

Weasel Patterson conducted a wonderful interview with Melissa for his forthcoming documentary.

Melissa’s post, “To Love One Thing,” appears at Psychology Today.

Sarah Marcus conducted a thoughtful interview with Melissa at Gazing Grains Press.

A micro-interview and three poems are up at As It Ought To Be.                                            

The Tiferet Talk Interviews, a collection of interviews from the first year of Tiferet Talk radio, received the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and the Readers’ Favorite Award.       

A reprint of the title poem I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast appears in Volume 7, Issue 53 of New World Review.

Six Weeks to Yehidah received the International Book Award in the Children’s Fiction Category and was released as an audio book. It is now available at iTunes and Audible.


10 responses

  1. I am an poet and noticed your work in the toronto quaterly. I am interested in submitting my work since all is in ms form. Thanks, for this website. Maybe you can hear me towards places were I can send my work….


  2. I just went through Respect and got spell-bound. I read the same again n again n again. Only a woman can understand what a woman indeed is. Kudos! hats off to u, Melissa. I would like to translate it in Gujarati (A local language in India) so that it may reach to wider audience. May I?

    Dr Vivek M Tailor MD (Medicine)
    Surat, Gujarat, India


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