Holly Melgard

Holly Melgard is the author of Fetal Position (Roof, 2021), a poetry book that made Artforum’s "Best of 2021” list, as well as Read Me: Selected Works (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2023), an omnibus surveying her poems, short stories, critical essays and creative book projects produced over the last 15 years. She also designed and co-edited Troll Thread Press, a dual release print-on-demand + free .pdf platform that straddles the digital and print paradigms, which is now archived in the Library of Artistic Print on Demand. Prior to this, she wrote her doctorate in English at SUNY Buffalo on the textual conditions of our ubiquitous computing age. Her work has appeared in a variety of places and modes including Best American Anthology of Experimental Writing, BOMB Magazine, LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art, and translated into the German journal Merkur. A recent faculty at the Saint Marks Poetry Project and Canada’s Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, she currently lives in New York where she freelance book designs and teaches writing.