Originally from Newfoundland, Melanie Power is a writer & teacher living in Montreal, Quebec.
Her poetry has been featured in Room, Prairie Fire, The Antigonish Review, Southword Journal and elsewhere.
She is currently completing an M.A. in English Literature & Creative Writing at Concordia University, where she was recently the recipient of the Mervin Butovsky Scholarship.
Her thesis, a poetic manuscript, considers notions of embodiment— focusing on conceptions of the female body, or the human body generally. Her poetry interrogates humans’ relationship with the natural world, centering on themes of environmental decay and climate change. Her work is primarily influenced by feminist, eco-critical, and post-humanist theories.
She currently works as a CEGEP teacher, as well as volunteers as a publicist for Headlight Anthology, and as a first reader for The Fiddlehead.