Melisa Malvin

Music and musings

“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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At Sunset

At Sunset

(A ten-minute play) by Melisa Malvin-Middleton ~ SYNOPSIS ~ On a cliff overlooking the ocean, an adult sister and brother are waiting for the sun to set in order to do something meaningful. While they pass the time—the free-spirited Ally goofs off playing a game she recalls from her childhood and the business-like Brett is wrapped up in his Blackberry—sibling rivalries and adult resentments...

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