Melissa Helton

Bio for 2020

Melissa Helton lives and teaches in southeast Kentucky, having migrated from Toledo, Ohio a decade ago. Her work has appeared in Still: The Journal, Anthology of Appalachian Writers, and more. Her chapbook, Inertia: A Study, was published by Finishing Line Press. She is currently working on two books, one a poetry collection about queer polyamory in Appalachia, and the other a nonfiction global study of women and girls through the international postcard exchange Postcrossing.

Reason for signing up:

I thrive when given a deadline. And we always need more poetry in our lives, yes? ... Yes.

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