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