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Melissa Stein


Melissa Stein is the author of the poetry collections Terrible blooms (Copper Canyon Press) and Rough Honey, winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Prize. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, Harvard Review, New England Review, American Poetry Review, Best New Poets, and others, and she’s received awards and fellowships from the NEA, Pushcart Prize, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, MacDowell, Yaddo, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She is a freelance editor in San Francisco.

Current City, State, Country

San Francisco, CA, USA

Published Works

Terrible blooms (Copper Canyon Press, 2018)
Rough Honey (APR, 2010)

Current Title

Freelance editor

Author Site


University of Pennsylvania
University of California at Davis

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