Originally from Newfoundland, Melanie Power is a writer & educator living in Montreal, Quebec.
Her poetry has been featured in international print literary magazines such as Room, Prairie Fire, The Antigonish Review, Riddle Fence, Southword Journal and elsewhere.
She is an M.A. candidate in English Literature & Creative Writing at Concordia University, where she was the recipient of the Mervin Butovsky Scholarship. Her academic and poetic work is primarily influenced by feminist, ecocritical and post-humanist criticism.
In the spring of 2019, she completed a five-week poetry residency at Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity, during which she benefited from the literary mentorship of Karen Solie, Eduardo C. Corral, and Aisha Sasha John.
She currently works as a college English teacher and as a transcriber, among various other freelance gigs.