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 for Hippocampus Magazine, and her reviews have also appeared in The Kenyon Review Online, Brevity, The Review Review, PANK Online and more. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado (MA) and the University of Connecticut (BA). She lives in Berlin, Germany, where she is working on a novel about the divided city.