Melody S. Gee is a freelance writer, editor, and designer based in St. Louis, MO, specializing in creative writing, ghostwriting, business writing, and curriculum. Read more about her freelance work here.
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Melody earned a B.A. in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of New Mexico. In 2018, she completed a professional certificate in Grant Writing from San Diego State University.
Her first poetry collection, Each Crumbling House, won the 2010 Perugia Press Book Prize. Her second collection, The Dead in Daylight (Cooper Dillon Books, 2016) was a finalist for the Jacar Press Julie Suk Award.
Most recently, her poems and essays appear in Ruminate, Slippery Elm, Figure One, Two Countries Anthology, The Los Angeles Review, Meridian, and others. Her awards include two Pushcart Prize nominations, a Best New Poets nomination, the Robert Watson Literary Prize, and a Kundiman Asian American Poetry Retreat fellowship. In 2018, she was featured at a Kundiman sponsored reading at the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City, and a panelist at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Read her poems and essays here.
Her 14 years as an educator include teaching college English, tutoring adult and K-12 ESL, and curriculum and assessment design in Business Writing, Technical Writing, Creative Writing, Composition, Developmental Writing, and Literature.