Melanie Simms Reads "Night" By Jerry Wemple

Nov 20, 2019

Melanie Simms is an award winning poet with over two hundred publications to her credit. Her publications include The Galway Review, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Blood and Thunder Literary Magazine among many others. She is the former poet laureate for Perry County, PA and her most recent book collection, Life Signs and Fortune Cookies was released by Sunbury Press.  

Melanie has appeared on numerous radio and television programs to share and read poetry with WITF, WVIA, WKOK, and PCN television network, among many others. Her awards include a Vermont Writers Studio Scholarship, a Richard Savage poetry award finalist, and her poem "Little God" recently won the Poetry in Transit Award, an award that features poets work on Luzerne County Transit Buses for a year. The program was inspired by New York City's  Poetry in Motion Transit program.

For more information about Melanie Simms, you can visit her website at or reach her on Facebook.