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Melissa Stein

Author's Bio

Melissa Stein’s poetry collection Rough Honey won the 2010 APR/Honickman First Book Prize, selected by Mark Doty, and was published by American Poetry Review with Copper Canyon Press. Her work has appeared in Southern Review, New England Review, Best New Poets 2009, North American Review, and many other journals and anthologies. She has received residency fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, and Djerassi, and has won several awards. She holds an MA in creative writing from the University of California at Davis and is a freelance editor and writer in San Francisco.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Rough Honey (American Poetry Review, 2010)
Anthologies:
Best New Poets 2009 (University of Virginia Press, 2009), Mischief, Caprice, and Other Poetic Strategies (Red Hen Press, 2004)
Journals:
32 Poems, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Literary Review, American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Bellevue Literary Review, Blue Mesa Review, Calyx, Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review, Faultline, Green Mountains Review, Greensboro Review, Gulf Coast, Gulf Stream, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Literal Latte, Many Mountains Moving, Michigan Quarterly Review, New England Review, Nimrod, North American Review, Northwest Review, Poet Lore, River City Review, Room of One's Own, Seattle Review, Seneca Review, Slipstream, South Carolina Review, Southern Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Journal, Washington Square
Prizes:
American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize; Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize; Barbara Bradley Award; Spoon River Poetry Review Editor’s Prize Contest; Robert Penn Warren Awards; Literal Latté Poetry Awards

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Listing last updated: April 3, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Born in:
Philadelphia, PA
Raised in:
Philadelphia, PA

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