Hi, I’m Melissa. My poetry and essays explore creativity, faith, justice, parenting, and sustainability. You can find my poems in basalt, Catamaran Literary Reader, The Taos Journal of International Poetry & Art, Relief Journal, Ruminate, and Water~Stone Review.
My essays have recently appeared in Relief Journal, Entropy Magazine, Writers Resist, Hip Mama, Mothers Always Write, and Coffee + Crumbs. I wrote Rupture, Light and co-edited and published Winged: New Writing on Bees.
I love community acupuncture and am currently a student at POCA Tech. I am learning the art of acupuncture so that I can be part of the movement to provide affordable and accessible acupuncture for all. I live in Portland with my husband and two children. They are the loves of my life.