Melissa Stein’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Southern Review, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Best New Poets 2009, Indiana Review, Gulf Coast, North American Review, Cimarron Review, The Journal, and many other journals and anthologies. She has received artist residency fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Foundation, the Montalvo Center for the Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her poems were awarded first prize in the Spoon River Poetry Review Editor’s Prize Contest, Literal Latté Poetry Awards, and Robert Penn Warren Awards, and won two Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Awards and two Barbara Bradley Awards. Currently a freelance writer and editor in San Francisco, she holds an MA in creative writing from the University of California at Davis.
Melissa Stein performed on November 4th, 2009.