Melanie Simms

Rookie (March 29,1966 / Hartford, Connecticut)

Biography of Melanie Simms

Melanie Simms is a new poet, tutored under the mentorships of acclaimed poets David Swanger, lyric poet, Gary Young, and John Taggart. In 6 years she has seen over 130 publications of poetry in various e-zines, magazines and newspapers nationally and internationally including: The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Penn Review, Zuzu's Petals,3 Cup Morning (Canada) , among many others. She has been anthologized and is a member of the World Poets Society.

Her awards include; Poet Laureate of Perry County (2005-2006) , A Vermont Writers Studio Scholarship,
an Honorarium from Shippensburg University, an Evvy Award nomination, among others. For more information, visit her website at

Melanie Simms's Works:

Her first book of poetry, Waking the Muse was released in Jan. of 2007, edited by Gary Young. Currently available on, Barnes and among various other national and international distribution sites.

Anthology: (Piano Press) : The Art of Music (2001) Updates

Little God

My son doesn't know
His own strength;
Shadows flicker across the room,
Ducks, rabbits
And wolves.

He has made them
With his hands
And watches them dance
Across the moonlit wall.

He laughs as he creates
Creature after creature
My little god.

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