Melanie Faith holds an MFA in poetry from Queens University of Charlotte, NC. Her photos were recently published in Foliate Oak (May 2011), Epiphany Magazine (October 2011) and Up The Staircase (Fall 2011). Her poetry was a semi-finalist for the 2011 James Applewhite Poetry Prize. Her writing was published in Referential Magazine (July and June 2011), Tapestry (Delta State U., Spring 2011) and Front Range Review (U. of Montana, Spring 2011). She has nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work won the 2009 Anne E. Sucher Poetry Prize for the Iguana Review. She has been a small town journalist, an ESL classroom teacher for international students, and (currently) a literature and writing tutor at a private college prep high school and a freelance editor. She has enjoyed teaching poetry and essay writing classes online for three years. Her instructional articles about creative writing techniques have appeared in The Writer and Writers’ Journal, among others.