Melissa Studdard: Everyone In Me Is A Bird

Melissa Studdard: Everyone In Me Is A Bird. Featured in the New York Times Top top Yay! Here’s the print version of the New York Times “Being Women” feature with my poem. You can see two of Maddie McGarvey and Annie Flanagan’s photographs here, as well as photographs by Anjali Pinto and a poem by…… Continue reading Melissa Studdard: Everyone In Me Is A Bird

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

Reading in Minneapolis

If you’re going to the AWP Conference this year in Minneapolis, I hope you will join Tiferet Journal for a wonderful reading at Magers & Quinn Booksellers. Saturday, April 11 at 2 pm. Readers include Melissa Studdard, Amy King, Aliki Barnstone, Alexander Cigale, Therese Halscheid, Barrett Warner, Tony Barnstone, @Willis Barnstone, Diane Bonavist, and Donna…… Continue reading Reading in Minneapolis

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

A SPUR IN THE RIBS OF MY LOVE-COLORED MAP by Melissa Studdard

      A SPUR IN THE RIBS OF MY LOVE-COLORED MAP by Melissa Studdard, in the latest issue of Eleven Eleven. "Eleven Eleven is a biannual journal of literature and art published through the MFA Writing program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. The aim of the publication is to provide… Continue reading A SPUR IN THE RIBS OF MY LOVE-COLORED MAP by Melissa Studdard

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