June Melby               writer & performer
"Weird, delicate and disturbingly hilarious, June Melby says out loud what all those little voices in your head have been saying for years. She's the dance band on the Titantic, and her poems: prayers for all lost causes, broken hearts, and ends-of-millenia."
-- Bob Redmond, producer,
Seattle Poetry Festival

June Melby is a writer and performer based in Iowa. She has published poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, toured the U.S. and internationally many times, and recorded several cd's of original music and poetry.(read complete bio) In 2009 she received an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa.

My Family and Other Hazards, a memoir about the love, loss, and loathing of her family's miniature golf course (built circa 1959), will be released July 8, 2014 (Henry Holt & Co). It's her first non-poetry book! Super exciting!

(Read some short pieces.)