Melanie Tafejian

Poet & Educator


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Melanie Tafejian is originally from Olympia, WA. She holds an MFA in Poetry from North Carolina State University where she won the 2020 North Carolina State Poetry Contest. Over the years she has worked as a university instructor of academic writing, an oyster shucker, a fresh juice presser, and a farmhand. She was a finalist for the 2019 Cutthroat Joy Harjo Poetry Award and won second place in the William Matthews Poetry Contest judged by Ilya Kaminsky. She has work in or forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, Willow Springs, Asheville Poetry Review, Raleigh Review, and The Kenyon Review.