About Me

I grew up near Boston, studied at New York University and Oxford, and after 18 years in Sydney, now live in Brisbane with my husband and our 5 sons. A recipient of Australia Council grants in both poetry and fiction, I also write essays, usually about feminism, disability, or parenting.

I am the founding editor of WordMothers, supporting women’s work in the literary arts. With a professional background in e-learning and instructional design, I enjoy conducting poetry presentations and workshops in schools, as well as helping other writers hone their craft.

Interested in learning more about my writing? Here’s a list of my publications and awards, including links to pieces published online. I’m also delighted to share 3 of my poems and a 500-word flash fiction.

Thanks for reading!

— Nicole Melanson

Boats on harbor