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Artist Spotlight

Melanie Perish

By June 19, 2017January 10th, 2022No Comments

Melanie has been submitting to Brushfire since 2010, but has been interested in poetry for as long as she can remember. She used to work here at the university for Alumni Relations, which is when Joe Crowley suggested she should submit. Melanie draws inspiration for her poetry from women’s writing workshops that she attended in New York City in the 1970s. She’s extremely active in the recovery community, and she enjoys hiking, fishing, and snowshoeing in her free time. Her favorite quote is “While writing is solitary, thinking is collective.”