Melanie Simms is a new poet, tutored under the mentorships of acclaimed poets David Swanger, lyric poet, Gary Young, and John Taggart. In 6 years she has seen over 130 publications of poetry in various e-zines, magazines and newspapers nationally and internationally including: The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Penn Review, Zuzu's Petals,3 Cup Morning (Canada) , among many others. She has been anthologized and is a member of the World Poets Society.

Her awards include; Poet Laureate of Perry County (2005-2006) , A Vermont Writers Studio Scholarship,
an Honorarium from Shippensburg University, an Evvy Award nomination, among others. For more information, visit her website at www.poetmelaniesimms.net

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Melanie Simms Poems

Night Poem (For Jimmy Santiago Baca)

I wait outside your adobe
For the light to come on in your window.
I wait alone in the darkness
Looking for you in the moonlight.... more »

One More Hero (For Admiral Craig Quigley, Ret.)

Distracted by the silence
I turn on the radio;
Enrique croons,
'Let me be your hero, '... more »

Little God

My son doesn't know
His own strength;
Shadows flicker across the room,
Ducks, rabbits... more »

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