Melissa Green

Melissa Green, born in Boston, Massachusetts, has published two books of poetry, The Squanicook Eclogues and Fifty-Two, and a memoir, Color is the Suffering of Light. She has written a book about Héloïse and Abelard, and two more books of poetry, The Marsh Poems and Magpiety. Her celebrated first volume, The Squanicook Eclogues, four long poems that weave memory and landscape with an almost religious understanding of the passage of time, received the Norma Farber Award from the Poetry Society of America 1989 and the Lavan Younger Poets Prize from the Academy of American Poets.


ARTICLES FEATURING MELISSA

As Ever, the River

As ever, the river. In Green's poetry the river is a marker of continuity....


Violet and Violent: A Conversation with Melissa Green


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