Melissa Studdard

MELISSA STUDDARD’s most recent book is the poetry collection Dear Selection Committee. Her awards include The Penn Review Poetry Prize, the Poetry Society of America’s Lucille Medwick Award, and the Tom Howard Award. Her work has been featured by PBS, NPR, The New York Times, Ms. Magazine, The Guardian, the Best American Poetry blog, and the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series. You can find her at