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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“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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Three Poems in Clear Poetry

Three Poems in Clear Poetry

I’m thrilled to have “Spilled childhood,” “Repairs,” and “Schism of My Maker” published in Clear Poetry. Even includes a recording of me reading of my poem “Spilled childhood.” Special thanks to Ben Banyard for giving me this opportunity to be a part of his labor of...

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“Civil Unrest” Published in Silver Birch Press

“Civil Unrest” Published in Silver Birch Press

It is an honor to have my poem “Civil Unrest” published in the “When I Moved Poetry and Prose Series” found here at Silver Birch Press I’m thankful Silver Birch Press encouraged me to write the “note from the author” — it reminds me how much this poem personally means to me. And… as a little tidbit, here is the footnote I am including with this poem in my upcoming chapbook with Yak Press:...

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