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Melissa Lee-Houghton

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Melissa Lee-Houghton was born in Wythenshawe, Manchester in 1982.
Melissa was selected by The Poetry Book Society as one of the Next Generation Poets 2014.
Her first collection, A Body Made of You, a series of poems written for writers, artists, strangers, lovers and friends was published by Penned in the Margins in 2011.
Beautiful Girls, Melissa's second collection, was published in November 2013 by Penned in the Margins and was selected as a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Winter 2013.
Her debut release, Patterns Of Mourning, a book-length sequence which records a descent into madness during a troubled affair, was published by Chipmunka in 2009 and was followed with Bite Your Tongue When You Give Me My Name, a collection of earl
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A Body Made of You
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Beautiful Girls
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Patterns of Mourning: Poetry
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Here’s a video of my recent reading at John Rylands Library, Manchester for Poets and Players where I read alongside Maria Isakova Bennett and John McAuliffe with music from The Jones quartet of Chetham’s School of Music.


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“I do not write to you, but of you,/because the paper that we write on/is our perishable skin.”
Melissa Lee-Houghton, A Body Made of You

“ink marks the page/where you execute your will like a doe announcing an/ox-stern mate with a single, bleary blink.”
Melissa Lee-Houghton, A Body Made of You

“I walk with a dual longing
for life and for death.”
Melissa Lee-Houghton, Beautiful Girls

“ink marks the page/where you execute your will like a doe announcing an/ox-stern mate with a single, bleary blink.”
Melissa Lee-Houghton, A Body Made of You

“I do not write to you, but of you,/because the paper that we write on/is our perishable skin.”
Melissa Lee-Houghton, A Body Made of You

“Tonight, I won't dream, because nobody
has held me and no hands have strayed and even
though I'm drunk with love, my arms are empty.”
Melissa Lee-Houghton, Beautiful Girls

“I walk with a dual longing
for life and for death.”
Melissa Lee-Houghton, Beautiful Girls

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