Melinda Palacio

April 2015
Poetry Month

April 2, NMSU 6-9 pm lecture and reception, CAMP.

April 4, Latter Library Poetry Month Reading with Gina Ferrara and Andy Young, 2 pm.
Wine and Cheese Reception.

April 6, National Poetry Month Recording at WRBH, Reading Radio New Orleans. 

April 10, Common Roots Cafe, MN offsite AWP, 7:30 pm

April 18, The Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, 7-10pm.

April 19, Sunday Poets Reading at the Book Den, Santa Barbara, 3pm. 

April 21, Louisiana State Library Reading, Baton Rouge, noon.

April 29, Poetry Month at Jefferson Parish Library, 7pm

Ocotillo Dreams is now available on the Kindle. 
Buy Now.

I read at Hitched last week, Friday, March 8 in East L.A.

Rest in Peace, Michele Serros.

I am among the finalist for the William Faulkner Words and Music Poetry Contest, 2014.

Se habla español? I am feature in Periódico de Poesia--US Latino Poets No. 72
I am recovering from my broken leg. Thank you everyone for all of your well wishes. Read about how I broke my leg in New Orleans here.

I have a new post on La Bloga.

I’m happy to be among the finalists for the 2014 Rita Dove Poetry Award.

New Review by Joane De Simone Reynolds on Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene

I’m mentioned in Shelf-Awareness, Oct. 4. Thank you, Octavia Books.

I contributed to a discussion on the NEA’s Big Read pick: Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea.

Listen to me Words on a Wire.

The Louisiana Book Festival is November 2 in Baton Rouge.

I have 3 new poems in Blue Lyra Review.

My book is listed in
Cosmopolitan Latina!

Hear me on Guerilla Reads.

How Fire Is a Story, Waiting WINS Best Poetry Book at the 15th Annual International Latino Book Awards at the Instituto Cervantes, May 2013.

How Fire Is a Story, Waiting Finalist for the Patterson Poetry Prize, winner is Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco.

How Fire Is a Story, Waiting Finalist for the Binghamton University Milt Kessler Poetry Award, winner is Marilyn Nelson.

Book Review by Frank Mundo at the
“If you read one book for National Poetry Month, Make It This One.”--Examiner

Read an Interview with Me at The Los Angeles Review of Books, April 14, 2013.

New Book Review by Thelma Reyna at Hinchas de Poesia.,_Michele_Serros.html,_Waiting.htmlHow_Fire_Is_A_Story,_Waiting.htmlHow_Fire_Is_A_Story,_Waiting.htmlHow_Fire_Is_A_Story,_Waiting.htmlHow_Fire_Is_A_Story,_Waiting.htmlHow_Fire_Is_A_Story,_Waiting.htmlReviews_%26_Interviews/Entries/2013/4/30_Book_Review__Examiner.htmlReviews_%26_Interviews/Entries/2013/4/30_Book_Review__Examiner.html


Ocotillo Dreams

PRAISE and Reviews for Ocotillo Dreams

Ocotillo Dreams receives the 2012 PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature.

A presentation at NSU Louisiana.

In the news in Louisiana: NWLA

and the Baton Rouge Advocate.

How Fire Is a Story, Waiting

The wait is over. Order your copy here.

Albuquerque Journal reviews Fire book.

The Advocate review.

The National Book Critics Circle Spotlights Ocotillo Dreams by Rigoberto González

Susan Larson’s radio interview on NPR’s The Reading Life, WWNO

Article by David Steinberg in the Albuquerque Journal

Ocotillo Dreams is in reprint!

“These words metaphors, symbols, and ideals are sprinkled throughout Palacio’s novel like fine chili seasoning; not overpowing, but with just a bit of bite and much love and beauty.” -- Margo Wilson, Southwestern American Literature


February 26, listen to Melinda at 11:30 am on 88.5 KTEP Words on a Wire. Daniel Chacon and Sasha Pimental Chacon host the show. Missed the show? Click here to listen.

Hear my interview with DJ Aztec Parrot, Darren de Leon, on Radio 2050

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