What Happens

by Tiffany Melanson

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about

Tiffany Melanson is a poet, performer and graduate of the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her work has appeared in Coda Quarterly, Bridge Eight, deadpaper and on Swamp Radio, a live radio show and podcast experience celebrating the culture, art and history of Northeast Florida, where she is both occasional co-host, interviewer and frequent contributor. Her work is forthcoming in Compose Journal, and was previously featured in The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens' exhibit, Reflections: Artful Perspectives on the St. Johns River.

In addition, she teaches poetry workshops, magazine production and oral interpretation at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.

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released March 1, 2016

Poems by Tiffany Melanson, read by the author

Mark Ari, Editor and Producer
Kelsi Hasden, Associate Editor
Jacqueline Meisburg, Assistant Editor

Cover Design by Blair Romain

Album cover image, “Warrior V”, provided courtesy of the artist Hillary Hogue, hillaryhogue.com.


Acknowledgments:

Thank you to the editors of the following journals in which some of these poems originally appeared: Bridge Eight and Coda Quarterly.

The epigraph and the prayer cited in section IV of “Parastasis” are sourced from the Orthodox Church of America prayers for the dead.

“What Happens” is in response to “What Doesn’t Happen” by Dorianne Laux from her volume What We Carry.

“July” is after “October (section I)” by Louise Glück from her volume Ararat.

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