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Melissa Studdard’s debut poetry collection, I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast, was recently released by Saint Julian Press. She is also the author of the best­selling novel Six Weeks to Yehidah; its companion journal, My Yehidah (both on All Things That Matter Press); and The Tiferet Talk Interviews. Her awards include the Forward National Literature Award, the International Book Award, the Readers’ Favorite Award, and two Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards.

Melissa’s poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, and articles have appeared in dozens of journals and anthologies, including Boulevard, Connecticut Review, Pleiades, and Poets & Writers. In addition to writing, Melissa serves as editorial advisor for The Criterion and a host for Tiferet Talk radio
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Six Weeks to Yehidah

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You Could Mistake Grief for a Diamond

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I’m thrilled to see the first published poem from my new manuscript-in-progress, about the severed tongue of the mythological character Philomela, in the May 2019 issue of Poetry and at the Poetry Foundation website. I’ve been working on the poems for several months now, and this poem comes from the first batch I’ve sent out. So exciting!


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"Absolutely stunning and uplifting collection. Studdard has a joy and voracious appetite for life and her poetry is exuberant, energetic and exciting. I want more."
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message 14: by Tom

Tom Blubaugh Hi Melissa,

Thank you for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom


Rajeshwer Thanks Melissa for accepting my friendship request.


Melissa Studdard Thanks, James. Good to meet you!


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James Piper Thanks Melissa for accepting my friendship request.

All the best,
James Piper


Melissa Studdard Nice to meet you Shawnette!


SassyMama Hi, Melissa...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...Happy Reading :-)


Melissa Studdard Thanks, Dorothy! Good to meet you!


Dorothy Melissa: Thanks for connecting. I look forward to networking for our mutual benefit. My gift http://drdorothy.info/?page_id=10


Melissa Studdard Great to see you here, Simon!


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Simon Thanks for looking me up, Melissa.


Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship!


Melissa Studdard I'd be happy to add it to my shelf, Jesse. Will you send me a link? I can't seem to find it. I have a book coming out with ATTMP this summer. And, yes, Jen is a sweetie!!!


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Jesse Hanson I very much appreciate being added to your friends list, Melissa. It'a an interesting reading list you have and I see that one of your favorite authors is my friend, Jen Knox.
I hope you won't mind my asking you to consider my spiritual allegory, Song of George: Portrait of an Unlikely Holy Man for your reading list. It's fiction, but it is inspired by my personal life experiences. Best wishes to you. Namaste, jesse


Melissa Studdard Great to meet you too!


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