June Melby’s first book, My Family and Other Hazards (Holt, 2014), about her family’s mini golf course, was a New York Times Bestseller and won a Midwest Connections award. As a poet she has performed all over the world. Her poetry and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in Muse/A Journal; Forklift Ohio; Fugue; McSweeney’s Internet Tendency; Versal; Utne Reader; Water~Stone; LAWEEKLY; and Kaffee.Satz.Lesen v.2, out of Hamburg, Germany, among others. She received an MFA from the University of Iowa, was a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Arts (VCCA), and a recipient of the City of Hamburg International Artist Residency award.

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