Melissa Balmain

Melissa Balmain is the Editor of Light, America's premier journal of light verse. (http://lightpoetrymagazine.com/revamp/) Her 2014 poetry collection, Walking In on People, won the Able Muse Book Award. She has published poems in Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry, Measure, Poetry Daily, The Spectator, and The Washington Post, and prose in The New Yorker, The New York Times, McSweeney’s, Success, and other magazines and newspapers. She teaches at the University of Rochester in Western New York, and lives nearby with her husband and two children.