Melissa Oliveira’s essays, poems and stories are published or forthcoming in AGNI, Ploughshares Solos, Post Road, BOAAT Journal, The Normal School and others. Her work was listed as a Best American Essays Notable, nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology and has received honorable mention in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers. She is a regular book reviewer and nonfiction reader for Hippocampus Magazine, and her book reviews have appeared in The Kenyon Review Online, The Review Review, PANK Online and more. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado (MA), the University of Connecticut (BA) and is currently a distance learning student in the London School of Journalism. She lives in Berlin, where she is at work on a novel-in-stories about the divided city.