Poems and Prose by Melissa Balmain

POEMS

Marooned in Rattle

Fruit and Consequences in Lighten Up Online

Love Poem in American Life in Poetry

Enfant Terrible in Lighten Up Online

Walking In on People, read live at Writers & Books, Rochester, NY, Sept. 2014

Two Poems at 2013 Able Muse Book Award Winner Announcement

Two Poems in Mezzo Cammin

HUMOR PIECES

Wes T. Satire... Is Dead in The Satirist

Bingeworthy New Kidlit Adaptations in Weekly Humorist

Who Are You Really? in McSweeney's

What to Expect After Implantation of Your Newterus in Weekly Humorist

My Crossword Life

Before You Drop Your Child Off at Camp Honestee in McSweeney's

How to Prepare for Nursing in Parenting

COLUMNS and ARTICLES in Success

Can Tidying Up Your Home Fix Your Messy Life?

What Happened When I Tried to Stop Swearing

Savoring Moments 

Single Minded 

BOOKS AND ANTHOLOGIZED ESSAYS AND POEMS

Walking In on People, by Melissa Balmain (Able Muse Press)

Just Us: Adventures and Travels of a Mother and Daughter, by Melissa Balmain; illustrated by Gina Ingoglia (Faber and Faber)

"Dorothy Parker's Ghost Weighs In on the New Political Climate," Nasty Women Poets: Anu Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse (Lost Horse Press)

"Song of the Braball," Bared: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts (Les Femmes Folles Books)

"Eve Gives a Pep Talk," The Great American Wise Ass Poetry Anthology (Lamar University Press)

"Facebook Psycho," Killer Verse: Poems of Murder and Mayhem (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

"Fluffy Weighs in on the Baby," The Iron Book of New Humorous Verse (Iron Books)

"Mother's Little Helpers," Unbuttoned: Women Open Up About the Pleasures, Pains, and Politics of Breastfeeding (Harvard Common Press)

"When Mommy Met Sally," How to Fit a Car Seat on a Camel: And Other Misadventures Traveling with Kids (Seal Press)