Melissa Fry Beasley is a Humanistic poet of Cherokee origin, who resides in Oklahoma. Through the written and spoken word, she examines the gap between the ideal and the reality involved in living in our world during this time. Her work is both personal and subjective, yet she does not turn aside from the political and social issues of her environment. She is a woman who seeks to express her individual perspective and needs while accepting the diversity involved in questions of gender, race and culture. Melissa believes that change is necessary and deploys her writing to reflect her personal experience in the wider sociopolitical context. She is Assistant Editor for Churn Magazine and is a Columnist at Yareah Magazine.
You can find her work in print and online in Indian Country Today Media Network, Native News Today, The Native American Encyclopedia, FirstPeople.Us, Working Effectively With Aboriginal People, Churn Magazine, Big River Poetry Review, Daily Love, Leaves Of Ink, The Alzheimer’s Foundation, Poetry Bulawayo, Stepping Stones Magazine, Moov Magazine, Tuck Magazine, The Dandelion Farm Review, Lake City Lights, Galatea Resurrects, Eos: The Creative Context, Ken*Again, The Shot Glass Journal, The Fib Review, Dog On A Chain Press, The Political Poet, Enhance Magazine, A&U Magazine, The Glass Coin, Poetry Pacific, Yareah Magazine, In Stereo Press, Sound Of Poetry Review, Untitles With Passengers, Clockwise Cat, W.I.S.H., Cuento Magazine, The Magill Review, and others. She has two chapbooks as well as ‘Red Corn Songs’ forthcoming.