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Tupelo Quarterly, Everybody’s Reviewing, Coal Hill Review , The Pedestal MagazinePirene’s Fountain, Lambda Literarand Prick of the Spindle all feature wonderful reviews of I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast.

Melissa has three new poems featured at Cultural Weekly.

There’s a new interview with Melissa for Voices of Bettering American Poetry at the VIDA website.

Melissa’s poetry is part of the Houston Banner Project.

Melissa’s poem, “Integrating the Shadow” is screen-shot-2016-09-24-at-5-54-26-pm-pngfeatured at Verse Daily.

Melissa’s poems “Life Is the Saddest Thing That Ever Happened to Me” and “To Be With Trees” are published at Tinderbox Poetry Journal.

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

Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts named I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast as one of the Best Books of 2014-2015. Their current issue features two of Melissa’s new poems, and the issue before that includes a review of I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast.

The new issue of First Literary Review-East features three poems from I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast.

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

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

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.


15 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


  3. Hi Melissa. I just finished reading “I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast” and was blown away! More than once your words had me in tears. Thank you for expressing yourself in such luscious ways! And of course, for being you. 🙂

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