Melissa McEwen

Location New England
Website http://

About Me

I'm a Connecticution and a writer and I love books and reading. I am also the mom of a teenager.

Some of my poems have been in:

The Fairfield Review: I Be Dog

The Litchfield Review: Sarah Nell White Goes Home

Bent Pin Quarterly: The Boys That Could

Just Like a Girl: A Manifesta!: Yvette Wuz Here

MiPOesias - July 2008: It All Tastes the Same (nominated for Pushcart Prize 2008), Heavy-Handed Sarah

Rattle - 2009: The Girls on Josephine Street

MiPO - online community chapbook March 2009: _____'s Girl

O&S' Self-Portrait Issue 2009: Thirty-Four

My chapbook "Saturday Pie" was published in 2010 by GOSS 183: CASA MENENDEZ PUBLISH

Why do you write?

A certain word in a book and a certain line in a book will make me want to write. Words on the walls in bathrooms or words in a cookbook start it, too. But I can't pinpoint it, though, because some of my poems and short stories just come out of nowhere.

Sometimes things my parents say will get me writing.

I write because I can't help it.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Favorite authors: Fyodor Dostoevsky and Colette and Thomas Hardy and Katherine Mansfield and too many to list.

My favorite books: The Idiot & Jude the Obscure

Poets I dig: Michelle McEwen, Paul Siegell, Lyn Lifshin, Louise Gl├╝ck, Marilyn E. Johnston, and Rosie King.

Poetry books I dig: Dangerous Life by Lucia Maria Perillo, Jambandbootleg by Paul Siegell, Poemergency by Paul Siegell, and Silk Fist Songs by Marilyn E. Johnston. There are others I like. I just can't think of them right now.

Melissa McEwen's Wall

Kathy Fish – Aug 06, 2010

Hi Melissa. Thanks so much for your kind words about "Watermelon." I am printing out "Sarah Nell" to read today.

Walter Bjorkman – May 08, 2010

Thanks for 'Dity Mother' - should give you some credit.

alas, Mel, I finally get a good Martin, got stolen last year, no funds to replace, its alright, I got music in every bone, Minnie in my feet, Fuller in my fingers, Sykes in my skull.

Walter Bjorkman – Apr 13, 2010

thanks for the words on 'Veronica' and 'Venice' if you want to read more, you always know where to find 'em

R. Jay Slais – Oct 11, 2009

Hi Melissa, great to see you here and read your work, great stuff, keep em coming.


Darryl Price – Oct 02, 2009

That light is like looking into the arc! You look inspired!

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