Melissa Fite Johnson holds a BSEd and an MA from Pittsburg State University in Kansas. Individual poems have appeared in Valparaiso Poetry Review, Broadsided Press, Whale Road Review, Rise Up Review, Midwest Quarterly, Chiron Review, and elsewhere. Her first collection, While the Kettle’s On (Little Balkans Press, 2015), and her second, Ghost Sign (Spartan Press, 2016), which she co-authored, were both named Kansas Notable Books. She is also the author of A Crooked Door Cut into the Sky, winner of the 2017 Vella Chapbook Award (Paper Nautilus Press, 2018). Melissa and her husband live with their dogs and chickens in Kansas, where she teaches English at her old high school. Please feel free to connect with Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author photo by Meryl Carver-Allmond