Melisa will be presenting her poetry from Schisms and Ruptures in the Popular Culture/American Culture Association National Conference on March 25, 2016 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in Seattle, WA. She will be joining chair Katie Manning and poets Nicelle Davis, Gary Wilkens, and Rev. Dr. E-K Daufin in the Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry panel.
Melisa will be presenting her paper “Poetry as Change: Transforming Tragedy” in the Creative Nonfiction panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference: “Sustainability and the Humanities,” which will be held November 7-9 in Atlanta, GA. Keynote speakers at the conference are Dr. Ursula K. Heise from UCLA and American novelist and essayist Wendell Berry. The...