Melanie Noel is the author of The Monarchs published by Stockport Flats in 2013. Her poems have appeared in Weekday, LVNG, La Norda Especialo and THE ARCADIA PROJECT. She’s also written poems for short films and installations, and co-curated APOSTROPHE, a dance, music, and poetry series, with musician Gust Burns and dancers Michèle Steinwald and Beth Graczyk, and curated IMPALA, a reading series that took place in her grandmother’s car. She sometimes teaches experiential workshops meant to invoke synesthesia and an altered sense of scale. Melanie Noel grew up in Oregon and lives in Seattle, Washington.