Melissa Stein is the author of Terrible Blooms (Copper Canyon Press, 2018) and Rough Honey (APR/Copper Canyon Press, 2010), winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Prize. She earned her MA in creative writing from the University of California at Davis. Her writing has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Tin House, Ploughshares, and Best New Poets.
Stein has received fellowships from the NEA, the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Yaddo, and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Her work has been awarded a Pushcart Prize and a prize from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation, among others. She lives in San Francisco, where she works as a freelance editor.