melissa christine goodrum
melissa christine goodrum is a professionally certified writing teacher with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Poetry, from Brooklyn College. Her poetry has been widely published in the New York Quarterly, The Torch, The Tiny, Rhapsoidia, canwehaveourballback?, Transmission, a chapbook by Other Rooms Press and Bowery Women: Poems, an anthology. She is committed to publishing and actively participating in the poetry community where ever she may be. She has enjoyed her various leadership roles as editor of Other Rooms Press’ first print anthology: Occellus Reseau, co-editor of The Brooklyn Review, publisher of Cave Canem's Fall 2010 NYC Workshop Collection, "Writing Down the Bones," co-president of the Cambridge Poetry Awards, administrative director of Bowery Arts & Sciences and as a recipient of a Zora Neale Hurston Award from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. She happily wears many dynamic and creative masks: poet, translator, scholar, editor, actor, photographer and is presently teaching writing in the New York City Public School system.
by melissa christine goodrum