Melinda Wilson



Melinda Wilson is a published poet, critic and essayist. Her work has appeared in journals such as Verse Daily, The Cincinnati Review, The Minnesota Review, Arsenic Lobster, The Agriculture Reader and Coldfront among many other publications. She holds an MFA from The New School and a PhD in English from Florida State University. She is a Founding editor and current Managing Editor of Coldfront. (


  • B.A. in English, University of New Hampshire
  • MFA in Creative Writing, The New School
  • Ph.D. in English, Florida State University

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 110: College Writing
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities
    • Winner of J.M. Shaw Academy of American Poets Award Spring 2014. Florida State University
    • Coldfront Magazine ( (Criticism) 06/06-Present. Poetry Review Journal New York, NY
    • Toad (Poetry) forthcoming 
    • The Wisconsin Review (Poetry) Fall 2014. University of Wisconsin
    • The Minnesota Review (Poetry) Vol. 2014 Issue 83. Duke University Press
    • The Agriculture Reader (Poetry) no. 6. Journal of Arts & Literature Winter 2014
    • The Cincinnati Review (Poetry) Winter 2014. Issue 10.1
    • Burnside Review (Poetry) Spring 2013. Vol. 9 No. 1 Portland, OR 
    • Rattapallax (Poetry) Spring 2013. Issue 21 
    • Augury Books (Poetry) Spring 2011

    Online Literary Magazine: 

    • Author of Amplexus (Poetry Chapbook) Winter 2010. Dancing Girl Press Chicago, IL
    • Avatar Review (Poetry) Issue 11, Summer 2009 Online Literary Magazine
    • The Lumberyard (Poetry) Issue 3, 2009. Poetry Journal Louisville, KY
    • Qarrtsiluni (Poetry & Audio) Transformation Issue, Summer 2008

    Online Literary Magazine:

    • Arsenic Lobster (Poetry) Issue 17, Summer 08

    Poetry Journal & Anthology:

    • WOMB POETRY (Poetry) Summer 08

    Women & Poetry Online Journal:

    • The Agriculture Reader (Poetry) no. 2, Winter 07. Journal of Arts and Literature Brooklyn, NY
    • Verse Daily (Poetry) 06/07. Online Poetry Journal
    • Diner Magazine (Poetry) Volume 6, 2006. Literary Journal Worcester, MA
    • Winner of Daniel Morin Poetry Prize Spring 2005. Judged by Charles Simic & Mekeel McBride Durham, NH. University of New Hampshire 


    • Association of Writers and Writing Programs April 2015. Literary Start-Ups Minneapolis, MN
    • Association of Writers and Writing Programs February 2013. The Sensual Art of Editing Boston, MA
    • 4C’s Conference March 2009. Successfully Implementing Creative Writing Models San Francisco, CA in Business Writing & Professional Communications Courses