Melisa Malvin

Music and musings

Learning How to Livestream

Learning How to Livestream

It’s a bit overwhelming to get back into performing during Covid. Since playing at clubs isn’t an option right now, I’m taking a shot at livestreaming. Typically, I’m pretty good at figuring out computer stuff, but all the pieces I need to put together are a bit daunting, and I know that technical glitches can make the process frustrating. From a little cursory research,...

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“My father’s falling” in Angel City Review

“My father’s falling” in Angel City Review

Grateful to have my poem “My father’s falling” in the gorgeous December edition of Angel City Review alongside the talented Trista Payte. Lead editor John Venegas describes this journal as one “dedicated to the literary voices of Los Angeles – the otherwise muted, the underprivileged, the experimental, the meek and the unabashed.” I already downloaded the pdf, and I feel so...

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“Of Closure” in Rogue Agent

“Of Closure” in Rogue Agent

I’ve been eyeing Rogue Agent for a while because of its beautiful collection of poetry connected to the body. In their call for submissions, they request, “We want your skin, your liver, your viscera. We want your joy and your frustration.” So I scraped up my courage and submitted to them a poem that is my heart: “Of Closure.” And now I can say, she found the perfect home in their December...

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