You Could Mistake Grief for a Diamond

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I’m thrilled to see the first published poem from my new manuscript-in-progress, about the severed tongue of the mythological character Philomela, in the May 2019 issue of Poetry and at the Poetry Foundation website. I’ve been working on the poems for several months now, and this poem comes from the first batch I’ve sent out. So exciting!

Here’s a link to the poem at the Poetry Foundation:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/149724/philomelas-tongue-says

The Heart Is a Muscular Organ

I’m happy to have this new poem in Tiferet, which is always gorgeously produced. The editors take such care with all the details big and small–from the cover art to the signature font. This issue also has a section of Malawian poems–I cannot wait to read them!

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New York Times Photo and Poetry Collaboration

My poem, “Everyone in Me Is a Bird”, which was originally published for the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, is now featured as part the New York Times’ “Being Women” project, an exciting poetry and photography collaboration.

This beautiful series, created by Kerri MacDonald and Morrigan McCarthy, began last summer and will run each year.

Other poets in the project: Tonya Ingram, Joy Harjo, Layli LongSoldier, Jennifer Chang and Nickole Brown.

Photographers: Ruth Anna Fremson, Cig Harvey, Maddie McGarvey, Annie Flanagan, Nydia Blas, Erika P. Rodrgz and Anjali Pinto.

The print edition is on the cover of the “National” section for Saturday, August 18, 2018.

Here’s the online edition:

And here’s the Instagram write-up:

 

 

 

 

 

I Was Ketchup On My Own Sleeve

I’m so happy to see a re-run of my poem “Integrating the Shadow” at New World Review. This poem was originally published in Redheaded Stepchild and later appeared in my collection, I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast, as well as in Verse Daily, Recours au Poème, and Ishaan Literary Review. I wrote this poem years ago, and I love to think of it out there now traveling around on its own.

http://www.neworldreview.com/vol_11No_77/poem-studdard.php

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The world drifts like a madness inside you

I’m very happy to have two poems on the myth of Icarus featured at the University of Leicester’s Creative Writing Blog for World Poetry Day!  These two poems have never been paired before, as “You Were a Bird; You Are the Sea” was collected in I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast, while “Stomp the Ground” was written later and appeared in Southern Humanities Review. Happy World Poetry Day, everyone!

http://creativewritingatleicester.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/two-poems-by-melissa-studdard.html?m=1

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