Melissa Dickson

mdickson-207Melissa Dickson’s debut collection, Cameo, was published in 2011 by New Plains Press. Her work has recently appeared in North American Review, Southern Humanities Review, Literary Mama, and The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature. Her Medusa-themed poems are forthcoming under the title Sweet Aegis in 2013. She holds an MFA in Visual Arts from SVA and an MFA in poetry from Converse College. She is a mother of four.

The Humans

Have scattered, have dithered and dathered, the humans In helmets, in velvet, and veil, the humans recoil to their roosts With buckles and booze, in funny white shoes, The humans in duds of charmeuse, in knickers or knit, they scatter … Continue reading


Audio recording of Buckeye Read by the Author It didn’t make sense to invest so much in a pocketed nut. But for ten sure springs, my grandmother withdrew a buckeye from her purse and placed it in my palm. I … Continue reading