Trace has received a prestigious Kirkus starred review
"In this debut poetry collection, Figg kindles broken, dying embers into a roaring memorial for the voiceless.... Figg’s contemplative voice consistently casts a strong, soft glow.... Hauntingly beautiful pieces that will leave deep impressions."
Melanie Figg's debut poetry collection, Trace,
won the Many Voices Project Prize.
I hope you enjoy this multi-media poetry video in which I read 6 poems from Trace
(17 minutes total)
Featured Reader/Panelist (1992-today)
AZ Gallery, Blue Moon Cafe Reading Series, Borders Books (panelist & reader), Busboys & Poets, Cafe Muse Literary Salon, City Center’s Poetry Corner, College of St. Catherine, The Corcoran College of Art and Design, Coreopsis Poetry Collective, DC Poet Project, the DC Public Library, East Side Arts Council’s 4th Moon Poetry Reading at Poetry Park, Gaithersburg Book Festival, Hear at Martha's Public Library, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery (3), KFAI’s Write on Radio, The Loft Literary Center (2), Loft’s Local Motion Series (5), Mental Health Through a Literary Lens Symposium, Minneapolis Fringe Festival, Minnesota Museum of American Art (3), Minnesota Public Radio’s Word of Mouth, MoCo Underground Reading Series, Moon Palace Books, Odegard’s Reading Series, Pathways, Readings on the Pike, Reston Readings, St. Paul Calls’ at the Artists’ Quarter, SASE, Second Moon Café Reading Series, Turf Club, Twin Cities Book Festival, the University of Utah (3), and The Writer's Center (4).