Melissa Studdard

One year in Melissa Studdard’s life 10 May 2017 Last night I caught my 22 lb cat Henry sitting on top of these still umbloomed plants. This morning, GLORY! I always knew Henry was magical, but I had no idea he could hatch a giant, perfect hibiscus flower and a bunch of impatiens. 02 May…… Continue reading Melissa Studdard

VIDA Interview, Review and Poetry Collection

VIDA Interview, Review and Poetry Collection 30.03.2016 Me and Amy King in LA, California 23.03.2016 The new VIDA Voices & Views interview with Cheryl Strayed is here! She’s so warm and wise. Here’s one of my favorite quotes of Cheryl’s from the talk: “Life and literature are not about ‘should.’ They’re about who you are…… Continue reading VIDA Interview, Review and Poetry Collection

A Prayer

I am so moved by the generosity of people making recordings of my poems! Here is a lovely, heartfelt video Ron Starbuck made of my poem “A Prayer.” Thank you, Ron! Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She writes on Johntext Texas. Visit her personal homepage www.melissastuddard.com and find out about events and her…… Continue reading A Prayer

Integrating the Shadow

How honored I was to find Bill Yarrow’s gorgeous, stirring reading of my poem “Integrating the Shadow” over at The Mind-Swap! Thank you, Bill! Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She writes on Johntext Texas. Visit her personal homepage www.melissastuddard.com and find out about events and her books and contact her on http://melissastuddard.com/contact/ More…… Continue reading Integrating the Shadow

My Poem And The Film

I am Snoopy-happy-dance excited to announce that the title poem from I Ate the Cosmos for breakfast has been selected by Motionpoems to be made into a film! More details soon…       Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She writes on Johntext Texas. Visit her personal homepage www.melissastuddard.com and find out about…… Continue reading My Poem And The Film

Rediscovering the Love for Writing

I'm delighted to share this excerpt from my lovely conversation with Catherine Lu at Houston Public Media. Huge thanks to Houston Matters for airing it. Houston Poet Melissa Studdard Discusses Rediscovering Her Love for Writing http://www.houstonmatters.org/segments/segment-e/2015/02/17/i-ate-the-cosmos-for-breakfast-houston-poet-melissa-studdard-discusses-rediscovering-her-love-for-writing Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She writes on Johntext Texas. Visit her personal homepage www.melissastuddard.com and find… Continue reading Rediscovering the Love for Writing

Farming Blog

Photo by Alistar Harris This morning I opened a Google alert to find that this gorgeous farming blog (The Farming Life) had shared my poem "I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast" as part of an inspiring photo essay about their farm. They also quoted an answer I gave Okla Elliott for the magazine "As It… Continue reading Farming Blog

Americanmicroreviews

    My sentiments exactly: Poems have feelings too. Thank you, Wesley Rothman, for this bold, informed, complex reading of Cosmos. http://www.americanmicroreviews.com/i-ate-the-cosmos-for-breakfast-by-melissa-studdard Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She writes on Johntext Texas. Visit her personal homepage www.melissastuddard.com and find out about events and her books and contact her on http://melissastuddard.com/contact/ More information is… Continue reading Americanmicroreviews

Life and Legends

I'm thrilled to have poems in the second issue of the exciting new journal, Life and Legends, which seeks to build a bridge between east and west. The issue contains a fantastic editorial by Kalpna Singh-Chitnis and is a feast of interviews, translations, poems and ekphrastic responses. So many of my favorite writers are in… Continue reading Life and Legends

Review: I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast

A huge thank you to Philippa Rees for this gorgeous, gorgeous review of I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast. http://philipparees.wordpress.com/review-of-i-ate-the-cosmos-for-breakfast-by-melissa-studdard/ Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She writes on Johntext Texas. Visit her personal homepage www.melissastuddard.com and find out about events and her books and contact her on http://melissastuddard.com/contact/ More information is available on…… Continue reading Review: I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast