Category: Poems

  • Fox Chase Review

    The first review of “I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast” is in at Fox Chase Review. Thanks to G. Emil Reutter for his lovely words. Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She writes on Johntext Texas. Visit her personal homepage and find out about events and her books and contact her on […]

  • New Release: I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast

    With Whitmanesque exuberance and voracity, Melissa Studdard’s I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast is a collection that devours the world even as it offers it—a collection that, through all its doubts and wounds, through “fire, ice, hurricanes, tsunamis, and quakes” arrives “with that tornado in its throat”—love—to spark renewal again and again. Noting the voluptuous, […]

  • Share A Poem With You

    because meals are memorials that teach us how to move, history moves in us as we raise our voices and then our glasses to pour a little out for those who poured out everything for us, we pour ourselves for them, so they can eat again. From “Grace” by Jake Adam York, RIP (12/12) This […]

  • Icarus Practicing

    A few lines from a poem in response to John Sokol’s magnificent painting, Icarus Practicing: Stretch them wide as God’s first breath. From tip to tip there is no time. Just the rumbling of a tune in your makeshift beak, and bright sky galloping through the hollow of bone . . .   Melissa Studdard […]