Melissa Eleftherion Carr
Literary Arts; Visual Arts: Literary Arts, Mixed Media, Performers and Writers, Photography, Visual Arts
Melissa Eleftherion (she/they) is a writer, a librarian, and a visual artist. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Bluestockings bookstore (NYC), & the Kensington Public Library (CA), as well as a group show at MEDIUM Art Gallery.
She is the author of field guide to autobiography (The Operating System, 2018), & ten chapbooks including: huminsect (dancing girl press, 2013), prism maps (Dusie, 2014), Pigtail Duty (dancing girl press, 2015), the leaves the leaves (poems-for-all, 2017), green glass asterisms (poems-for-all, 2017) little ditch (above/ground press, 2018), trauma suture (above/ground press, 2020), & abalone (poems-for-all, 2021).
Her poems & prose have been widely published in over 100 journals and anthologies, & nominated for various awards including the Pushcart Prize & Best of the Net. Most recently, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Berkeley Poetry Review, Paperbag, & On the Seawall.
Born & raised in Brooklyn, Melissa is an alumna of Brooklyn College (BA), Mills College (MFA), and San Jose State University (MLIS). She founded and co-curates The San Francisco State University Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange with Elise Ficarra. Melissa now lives in Northern California where she manages the Ukiah Branch Library, curates the LOBA Reading Series, and serves as the Poet Laureate of Ukiah. Recent work is available at www.apoetlibrarian.wordpress.com