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

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

Readings Interviews and Reviews

Readings Interviews and Reviews 20. February 2016 Reading This Saturday! Downtown Victoria will be full of words. Looking forward to reading with Ash Smith for University of Houston-Victoria– And I get to see Charles Alexander too! — celebrating Saturday with Melissa Studdard.   15. February 2016: Review Feeling deeply considered, seen, heard– Many thanks to…… Continue reading Readings Interviews and Reviews

Cutthroat’s 10th Anniversary Edition

Cutthroat's 10th Anniversary Edition is one of the most wondrous and beautiful things that came home from Minnesota with me last week. It's a special tribute issue to Joy Harjo and Linda Hogan and contains a terrific review by Doug Anderson of 'I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast.' Many, many thanks to Doug, to Pam… Continue reading Cutthroat’s 10th Anniversary Edition

With Gayle Brandeis

With Gayle Brandeis after the Tiferet Journal reading in Minneapolis. She is such a lovely person! 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 Wikipedia.

A Conversation With Jane Hirshfield

“Poems give us permission to be unsure, in ways we must be if we are ever to learn anything not already known. If you look with open eyes at your actual life, it’s always going to be the kind of long division problem that doesn’t work out perfectly evenly. Poems let you accept the multiplicity…… Continue reading A Conversation With Jane Hirshfield

AWP in Minneapolis

About the Association of Writers & Writing Programs: AWP in Minneapolis Spontaneous skyway socializing–one of the great things about AWP in Minneapolis. With Melissa Studdard, Amy King, Rita Dove and Fred Viebahn Cocktails, VIDA style! — with Jane Ciabattari, Michele Filgate, Bethanne Patrick and Kamy Wicoff. Getting Wild with VIDA — with Amy King -…… Continue reading AWP in Minneapolis