Melissa Stein

San Francisco, CA

Author's Bio

Melissa Stein’s poetry collection Rough Honey won the 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, American Poetry Review, Harvard Review, Best New Poets, and many other journals and anthologies. She has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, 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

Rough Honey
(Copper Canyon Press, 2010)
Best New Poets 2009
(University of Virginia Press, 2009)
, Mischief, Caprice, and Other Poetic Strategies
(Red Hen Press, 2004)
, The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry
(Bloomsbury USA, 2014)
32 Poems, Alaska Quarterly Review, American Literary Review, American Poetry Review, Barrow Street, Bellevue Literary Review, Blue Mesa Review, Calyx, Catamaran Literary Reader, Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Crab Orchard Review, Drunken Boat, Faultline, Green Mountains Review, Greensboro Review, Gulf Coast, Gulf Stream, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Literal Latte, Many Mountains Moving, Mead: The Magazine of Literature & Libations, Memorious, Michigan Quarterly Review, Narrative Magazine, 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, Spillway, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Journal, The Normal School, Washington Square
Prizes Won: 
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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Philadelphia, PA, United States
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Last updated: Dec 18, 2015