Poetry is Dead

In a moment of rare and blinding courage, I actually watched myself in this interview Weasel Patterson shot for his forthcoming poetry documentary, and in another moment of courage, I share it with you. I like his questions and the relaxed, coffee shop feel of our conversation. Weasel Patterson interviews Melissa Studdard on Youtube:

The Power Of Love

I have decided to quit trying to figure out the purpose of life. It is not a mind thing, to be figured out. It is a heart thing, to feel. We are here to love. I will love with my work and my actions, I will love through my writing, I will love by the…… Continue reading The Power Of Love

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

Three New Poems

So happy to have three new poems published at Spork Press! And for the literary obsolescence of forks and spoons... And to appear alongside Amy King & David Tomas Martinez... Thanks, Richard Siken! http://sporkpress.com/sporklet/04_15/studdard.htm 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 Three New Poems

Debut of Motionpoem film

Amy King wrote: My woman's Motionpoem film will debut Thursday night & then we will dance until the roof is on fire! The film is an interpretation of Melissa Studdard 's "I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast" - will you tap dance with us? Melissa Studdard is on Facebook and Twitter. She writes on Johntext… Continue reading Debut of Motionpoem film

With Amy King and Shaindel Beers

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 Gorgeous Review

Yay! Here's a gorgeous review of 'I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast' at Quill & Parchment. Thank you, Ed Bennett and Sharmagne Leland-St John-Sylbert! http://www.quillandparchment.com/archives/April2015/bookreview.html 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/… Continue reading A Gorgeous Review