Melissa Poulin’s writing has appeared in Catamaran Literary Reader, Coffee + CrumbsEntropy, Hip Mama, Relief Journal, Ruminate Magazine, The Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art, and Water~Stone Review, among other publications. She is the author of Rupture, Light, a chapbook of poems on faith and motherhood (Finishing Line Press, 2019), and editor of the self-published 2014 anthology Winged: New Writing on Bees, featuring creative work from 36 writers celebrating the relationship between humans and honeybees, with proceeds benefiting pollinator conservation efforts. She holds a B.A. in creative writing from U.C. Santa Cruz, and a M.F.A in poetry from Seattle Pacific University, and is currently pursuing her acupuncture license with the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture Technical Institute (POCA Tech.)

Melissa lives in Oregon with her husband and three children.