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Melanie Neilson

Melanie Neilson is a poet. She lives in New York.

Melanie and Jessica co-founded/edited Big Allis (1989–2000), a magazine focusing on experimental writing by women.
Additional excerpts from The autobiography of Jean Foos have appeared in Bomb, Conjunctions, and Chicago Review.


Melanie Neilson’s latest book is Palmyra Pieces, forthcoming from theenk Books. Work from two new manuscripts, Double Indemnity Only Twice and Eco-Pulp Trio, will be presented this fall at the Brooklyn Public Library and the Multifarious Array reading series. Neilson is co-author of The Autobiography of Jean Foos, with Jessica Grim, her long-time collaborator and Big Allis magazine co-editor. She lives in New York City.

The Autobiography of Jean Foos

Jessica Grim is author of Vexed (BlazeVox, and /Ubu Editions), Fray (O Books), Locale (Potes & Poets Press), and The Inveterate Life (O Books). She lives in Ohio. Melanie Neilson is a poet. She lives in New York.


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