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

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

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,…… Continue reading New Release: I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast