Melisa Malvin

Music and musings

NOW AVAILABLE: Melisa’s Book of Poetry — Hover the Bones

NOW AVAILABLE:  Melisa’s Book of Poetry — Hover the Bones

It’s here! Get your signed copy! Melisa Malvin-Middleton’s debut poetry collection, Hover the Bones, is now available for only $8. Hover the Bones digs through the garden of the familiar “ties that bind” — family relationships — to unearth profound connections and upsetting loss. The nineteen poems included in this volume honor the memory of those lost with surprising honesty and...

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Poetry Chapbook with Yak Press

Poetry Chapbook with Yak Press

Melisa is currently working on her chapbook with Yak Press as a part of their Native Blossoms Chapbook Series. Her chapbook will be released in fall, 2016. More information coming soon! From the Yak Press website: “The Native Blossoms Chapbook Series embraces poetry of place, exploring connections to the natural landscape, the untamed, the indigenous. Each chapbook, while utilizing themes...

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Sad-Eyed Serenity

Sad-Eyed Serenity

(A dark comedic drama in two-acts) by Melisa Malvin-Middleton ~ SYNOPSIS ~ In Sad-Eyed Serenity, a drama with splashes of dark humor, seemingly disparate stories come together in a play that deals with themes pertaining to mental illness, alcoholism, sexual orientation, and family. This play houses furries, felons, and a kitten, all while grappling with issues of self-sacrifice and...

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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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Kneeling and Praying

Kneeling and Praying

(A dark comedic drama in two-acts) by Melisa Malvin-Middleton ~ SYNOPSIS ~ Sex, grief, and prayer—and not necessarily in that order—dominate the life of teenage Jo. Even before the death of her father, Jo’s life was complicated. But now, she is more confused, desperately seeking comfort, often through disturbing measures. However, the types of support she receives from her family only confuse...

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