Melanie Simms

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Author's Bio

I am a widely published poet, and former poet laureate of Perry County. I currently reside in Port Trevorton, Pa, and am pursuing my MFA n Creative Writing, My BA in Creative Writing is from Bloomsburg, PA. I was born into a family of award winning authors/poets. I am the author of two books of poetry including Remember the Sun (Sunbury Press) and Waking the Muse (Outskirts Press). I am the also the proud mother of a 28 year old son who serves in the US Army and works for TSA.

Publications and Prizes

Life Signs and Fortune Cookies
(Sunbury Press Books, 2018)
, Remember the Sun
(Sunbury Press Books, 2014)
, Waking the Muse
(Outskirts Press, 2007)
Adelaide Voices Anthology
(Adelaide Books, 2018)
, Ancient Heart Magazine Anthology
(Ancient Heart Press, 2018)
, Piano Press
(Elizabeth Axford, 2003)
, , , Adelaide Literary Magazine, Angel News Magazine, Artella, Ascent Aspirations, Baby Clam Press, Blood and Thunder,, BOMB Magazine, Free Xpression, Illogical Muse, Jerry Jazz Musician, Language and, Nuvein, Peshekee River Review, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Poetic Voices, Poetree Magazine, Poetry Bay, Poetry International, Poetry Motel, Poetry Soup, Poetry Super Highway, Private, Red Coral, Reflections Literary Journal, Santa Cruz County Sentinel, Soul Fountain, Splizz, Steel Point Quarterly, The Galway Review, The Other Voices International Project, The Patriot News, Penn Review, The Poet's Haven, The Stray Branch, The York Dispatch, Three Cup Morning, Ygdrasil, Zillah, Zuzu's Petals Quarterly, ZZ Baggins Poetry Victims
Prizes Won: 
Perry County Poet Laureate Award, Sophie Award, Cambridge Who's Who of Women in Publication, Marquis Who's Who of the World, A Vermont Writers Studio Scholarship, A finalist in the Richard Savage Poetry Award (Bloomsburg University), Pushcart prize nomination,President and Founder, Association of Pennsylvania Poets' Laureate,Listed in the prestigious Pennsylvania Center of the Book(PSU)Poet of the Month (Poetry Superhighway), Evvy Nomination for Best self-publication of a book. A finalist in the Adelaide Literary Magazine Fiction and Poetry Competitions.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
In The Buddha Factory by Alan Soldofsky
The Complete Poems by Elizabeth Bishop
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

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Hartford, CT
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Santa Cruz, CA
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Last updated: Jan 18, 2019