Finally! Selected Poems of Melissa Green

It’s a celebratory week for Little Star because at long last the work of our beloved contributing editor Melissa Green becomes available in a new selected poems from Boston’s adventurous Arrowsmith Press. Melissa’s Squanicook Eclogues (read the title poem here) appeared to rapturous acclaim in 1987 but her subsequent work, like its reclusive author, has been nearly hidden from view. Hence most readers now have an extraordinary opportunity to take in whole poetic career in a single gulp. We urge you to buy yourself a copy of her book, Magpiety, and offer this week in Little Star Weekly three poems from its most recent stage, “The Marsh Poems.”

Here’s a sampling of Melissa’s work from the archives of Little Star:

Melissa Green, artist
Melissa Green Remembers Walcott and Brodsky
Flight Into Egypt,” by Joseph Brodsky, translated by Melissa Green
“Phi” (poem)
“On Earth” (poem)
“In Francesco’s del Cairo’s Herodias with the Head of St. John” (poem), in our current print issue
6 Maudlin Poems, in Little Star #3 (2012)
“Taxonomy (poem), in Little Star #2 (2011)
“Akeldama: Death of the Abbess” (poem), in Little Star #1 (2010)

And elsewhere:

Color Is the Suffering of Light: A Memoir
“Daphne in Mourning” (poem)
“Animal Kingdom” (poem)
Melissa Green in Agni
from The Linen Way: A Memoir of a life among poets and alone
Ann Kjellberg on Melissa Green
Video: Tribute to Melissa Green, with Derek Walcott, Rosanna Warren, David Ferry, Fanny Howe, Frank Bidart, Robert Pinsky, more
“Walcott Introduces the author of Magpiety,” St. Lucia Star, November 1, 2015








Three Little Star authors: James Stotts, Derek Walcott, Melissa Green, St. Lucia, November 2015


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