Melissa Huff returned to her love of writing after fifteen satisfying years making one-of-a-kind jewelry, which can be seen here. When she needed to use more of her intuition and craved a less linear creative process, sculpting poems by folding words around images and ideas turned out to be just the thing. A scavenger from way back, who used to go searching for seed pods to transform into enameled copper jewelry, she now scavenges for words and metaphors.
Melissa enjoys exploring both metered poetry and free verse, and absolutely loves to read poetry aloud. Her recent publishing credits include Origami Poems, The Ekphrastic Review, Brush Talks: a Journal of China, and Halfway Down the Stairs. A love of nature and travel coupled with a recognition of the spiritual aspects of life frequently feed her poetry.
Although she officially splits her time between Chicago and Champaign, IL, Melissa is also often found in Colorado—seeing family and friends, taking poetry workshops, skiing, hiking and camping—though admittedly she’s now migrating from tent camping to the comfort of cabins…
Author-in-hiding, Digital Artist-in-training, Student-in-perpetuum