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melissa balmain - writer, editor, poet, critic and translator

Melissa Balmain is a humorist, journalist, and teacher. She's Editor of Light, the country's oldest journal of light verse, which she helped revive and bring online after 20 years in print. Balmain's poems have been published in such anthologies as The Iron Book of New Humorous Verse and Killer Verse, and in American Arts Quarterly, Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry, Lighten Up Online, MeasureMezzo Cammin, The Spectator (UK), The Washington Post, and elsewhere. Her prose has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, McSweeney’s, Details, and many other magazines and newspapers. . . .