Poems and Prose by Melissa Balmain


Enfant Terrible in Lighten Up Online

Your Rejection Slip, Annotated in The Chimaera

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


Who Are You Really? in McSweeney's

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

My Crossword Life

Suck It! The Real Way to Prep for Breastfeeding in Parenting

COLUMNS in Success

Savoring Moments 1/17/14

Thank You, Downton Abbey--I Feel Rich! 1/7/13

Thinking Inside the Box 7/31/13

Single Minded 9/5/13


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)

"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)